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Russia: Putin welcomes President of Turkmenistan to Sochi 03:38

Russia: Putin welcomes President of Turkmenistan to Sochi

Russian Federation, Sochi
August 15, 2018 at 23:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in Sochi on Wednesday.

During the meeting, Putin and Berdimuhamedow discussed key issues in the development of bilateral cooperation in the political, trade-economic, scientific-educational and cultural-humanitarian spheres.

“We just recently saw each other, we communicated within the framework of the ‘Caspian Five’, where [we] signed a very important document on the settlement of the situation in the Caspian [Sea],” Putin said at the beginning of the meeting.

“We will hold a meeting in Sochi today, we will discuss our bilateral relations separately. As you suggested, we will do this informally, together, [we will] just sit down and discuss all issues that are of interest for bilateral relations,” the Russian leader added.

In turn, Berdimuhamedow noted that “Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation are strategic partners, and we always build our relationship based on mutual respect.”

“I would also like to take this opportunity - as they say, it's better late than never to congratulate you on the excellent World Cup 2018, which was held at a high level,” the President of Turkmenistan added.

The Presidents of Russia and Turkmenistan continued their conversation on the terrace where their informal meeting concluded.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin met with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in Sochi on Wednesday.

During the meeting, Putin and Berdimuhamedow discussed key issues in the development of bilateral cooperation in the political, trade-economic, scientific-educational and cultural-humanitarian spheres.

“We just recently saw each other, we communicated within the framework of the ‘Caspian Five’, where [we] signed a very important document on the settlement of the situation in the Caspian [Sea],” Putin said at the beginning of the meeting.

“We will hold a meeting in Sochi today, we will discuss our bilateral relations separately. As you suggested, we will do this informally, together, [we will] just sit down and discuss all issues that are of interest for bilateral relations,” the Russian leader added.

In turn, Berdimuhamedow noted that “Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation are strategic partners, and we always build our relationship based on mutual respect.”

“I would also like to take this opportunity - as they say, it's better late than never to congratulate you on the excellent World Cup 2018, which was held at a high level,” the President of Turkmenistan added.

The Presidents of Russia and Turkmenistan continued their conversation on the terrace where their informal meeting concluded.

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