A telephone conversation took place today between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
After warmly greeting each other, the leaders of the two countries highly appreciated the traditionally friendly interstate dialogue, noting the regular nature of bilateral contacts that allow for timely exchange of views on topical issues of cooperation and coordinate interaction at the regional and international levels.
During the telephone conversation, the President of Turkmenistan informed the head of the neighboring state that today he visited the Dashoguz velayat on a working trip, where he also met with representatives of the Uzbek Diaspora, who during the warm, meaningful conversations told about their life and everyday life, urgent matters. Noting with satisfaction that representatives of the Uzbek Diaspora take an active part in the political, economic and cultural life of the country, for which there are all opportunities, the Turkmen leader conveyed on their behalf to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev wishes of good health and great success in his state activities.
Expressing gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for his constant attention to the issues of strengthening and expanding the interstate dialogue, the head of Uzbekistan emphasized the common history and spiritual and cultural roots of the two peoples, the inviolability of the traditions of friendship and good-neighborliness, which now, thanks to the goodwill of the parties, have received a new continuation.
Confirming the commitment of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan to fraternal relations based on the principles of constructiveness and strategic partnership, the two heads of state expressed confidence that trustful contacts at the highest level will continue to serve as a solid basis for the development of fruitful cooperation across its entire spectrum.
At the end of the telephone conversation, during which a number of priority issues of Turkmen-Uzbek cooperation in various spheres were also discussed, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev exchanged best wishes for each other and the peoples of both countries, the state news Agency of Turkmenistan reports.