Chairman of the upper chamber of the Parliament of Turkmenistan – Halk Maslakhaty (People’s Council) Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, at the invitation of the Chairman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matvienko, arrived on an official visit to the Russian Federation.
Upon arrival in Moscow, the ex-president of Turkmenistan held talks with Valentina Matviyenko at the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the development of inter-parliamentary cooperation between Turkmenistan and Russia. In particular, the parties noted that the signing of an agreement on the establishment of an Inter-Parliamentary Commission on Cooperation between the Federation Council of Russia and the Halk Maslakhaty of Turkmenistan, envisaged as a result of the negotiations, marks a new quality, a new stage of interaction in this area.
In this regard, Valentina Matvienko noted that the strategic partnership between Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation is distinguished by exceptionally stable political dialogue based on the principles of mutual respect and consideration of each other’s interests. The Speaker of the Federation Council stressed that the decision of the President of Russia to award Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the high state award of the Russian Federation – the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, IV degree, is recognition of the contribution to this process.
Expressing gratitude to Valentina Matvienko for the invitation to visit Moscow, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that parliamentary interaction makes an important contribution to the development of the strategic Turkmen-Russian partnership, strengthening friendship and mutual understanding between the peoples of the two states, united by deep historical, cultural and humanitarian ties. In this regard, the speaker of the Halk Maslakhaty supported the proposal of the Russian side to establish an Inter-Parliamentary Commission on Cooperation.
According to Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, against the backdrop of the aggravation of the world situation, it is necessary to unite efforts in the approval of international law, the principles of the UN Charter, in the fight against legal nihilism, the erosion of the functions and mandates of supporting international institutions.
At the end of the meeting, the ceremony of signing an agreement between the Halk Maslakhaty of Turkmenistan and the Federation Council of the Russian Federation on the establishment of an Inter-Parliamentary Commission for Cooperation was held. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Valentina Matviyenko put their signatures under this document.
Then the parties made an appeal to the representatives of the media, after which they became spectators of the performance of young artists of the children’s musical theater “Domisolka”. Thanking the guys for the wonderful performance, the speakers of the upper houses of the parliaments of Turkmenistan and Russia took a picture with them as a keepsake.