The representative office of the TASS news agency opened in Turkmenistan within the framework of the expansion of the Russian media presence in neighboring countries. A correspondent sent from Moscow started working in Ashgabat.
About this reports tass.ru with reference to the Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Ivan Nechaev.
“It is gratifying that this event happened in the year of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and Turkmenistan,” he said.
According to Nechaev, cooperation between the two states is based on the principles of strategic partnership, equality and mutual respect.
“We expect that the opening of a TASS office in Turkmenistan will contribute to greater awareness of Russian, Turkmen, and also foreign readers about the political, economic, cultural, scientific, sports life of the country, about the interaction of our countries in the international arena.
We are sure that such development of cooperation in the information field will serve the cause of strengthening and expanding the traditionally strong and multifaceted ties between our states and peoples,” concluded Nechaev.