President of Turkmenistan holds talks with President of Russia

In Ashgabat, negotiations were held between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, who arrived in the Turkmen capital to attend a meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State.

The heads of Turkmenistan and Russia noted the high level and strategic nature of interstate cooperation, built on the principles of equality, mutual respect and trust. The parties exchanged views on key areas of the Turkmen-Russian partnership and noted the potential for developing cooperation in the trade and economic sphere, through business contacts and investment activity.

The heads of Turkmenistan and Russia also discussed a number of topical issues of the regional and global agenda, Caspian issues and reaffirmed the two states' commitment to partnership within the UN and other international organizations.

Touching on the agenda of the meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State, the leaders of the two countries expressed confidence that the current summit, chaired by Turkmenistan, will serve to actively promote equitable mutually beneficial cooperation in the Commonwealth space, and to develop its new promising areas.