Increasing partnership relations with Turkmenistan to boost security in Central Asia, Caspian Sea region - Putin
MOSCOW. April 8 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedow warm congratulations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries, the Kremlin said on its site.
"Using the good traditions of friendship and mutual respect that connect our peoples, we managed in the past decades to take interstate interaction to a strategic partnership level. Bilateral cooperation in the political, trade-economic, energy, humanitarian and many other spheres is developing dynamically," the Russian leader said.
Putin said he is certain that "by joint efforts we will ensure further increase of Russian-Turkmen partnership ties on all tracks."
"It is fully in line with the interests of our friendly peoples, it will boost security and stability in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea region," the text of the congratulation said.
The Russian president also wished his colleague good health and success, and he wished all citizens of Turkmenistan wellbeing and prosperity, the Kremlin said.