Valentina Matvienko congratulated Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on being awarded the Order of Russia “For Services to the Fatherland” IV degree

A telephone conversation took place between the head of the upper house of the Turkmen parliament, Halk Maslakhaty (People's Council), Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, and the chairman of the Federation Council of Russia, Valentina Matviyenko.

Congratulating the ex-president of Turkmenistan on being awarded the Order of Russia "For Services to the Fatherland" IV degree, Matvienko conveyed words of greeting and congratulations on this occasion from President Vladimir Putin. She noted the great contribution of the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty to the promotion of interstate relations based on the principles of good neighborliness, friendship and partnership.

In continuation of the telephone conversation, the interlocutors noted that today relations of in-depth strategic cooperation have been established between Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation.

In conclusion, Valentina Matvienko noted that the speaker of the upper house of the parliament of Turkmenistan was expected to pay an official visit to the Russian Federation.