Volodin in the Mejlis: “We are grateful for the UN support for Russian initiatives to counter the glorification of Nazism”

Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin , who arrived in Ashgabat on a working visit, met with the chairman of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, Gulshat Mammedova , and delivered a speech in the Turkmen parliament.

As reported on the website of the Duma of the Russian Federation, Mammedova invited Russian deputies to participate in the parliamentary elections in Turkmenistan as observers. Volodin confirmed that Russia would send deputies and in return invited Mammedova to visit Moscow.

In his speech in the Mejlis, the speaker of the Duma of the Russian Federation touched upon a number of interstate and international topics.

• “The dynamics of the development of relations between Russia and Turkmenistan are set by the leaders of our countries. It is important for us to take an example from them , to do everything to ensure the legislative implementation of the agreements reached at the highest level”;

• The key area of cooperation is the oil and gas industry. It is necessary to deepen cooperation in the energy sector, including in the development of new deposits;

• “We appreciate the careful attitude in Turkmenistan to the Russian language. 71 Turkmen schools have “Russian classes” where instruction is conducted in Russian. In addition, the project of founding the Russian-Turkmen University is important”;

• Today, about 30 thousand students from Turkmenistan study in Russia;

• “Russia and Turkmenistan have similar positions on the international agenda. We are grateful for the UN support for Russian initiatives, including those aimed at countering the glorification of Nazism and the falsification of the history of World War II.”

Turkmenistan traditionally does not participate in voting on UN resolutions.

In March 2022, representatives of Turkmenistan did not vote on the resolution "Aggression against Ukraine", in April - on the exclusion of Russia from the UN Human Rights Council, in October - on a resolution condemning illegal referendums in the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan