President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, in a letter to the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, expressed confidence in the further strengthening of the strategic partnership between the two countries. The letter was sent on the occasion of the national holiday - Independence Day of Turkmenistan, which was celebrated on September 27.
“The successes achieved by Turkmenistan in the economic and social spheres are universally recognized. Your country enjoys a well-deserved international authority and makes a significant contribution to ensuring peace and stability in Central Asia”, – the letter says.
“I note with satisfaction the high level of Russian-Turkmen relations based on the good traditions of friendship and mutual respect. A substantial dialogue has been established between our states, mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in various fields”, –Vladimir Putin said.
It is worth recalling that about 190 companies with Russian capital operate in Turkmenistan. Since 2009, on the basis of a signed production sharing agreement in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian, ARETI Holding (former ITERA company) has been operating. Russian Gazprom, after a three-year break in 2019, resumed purchases of Turkmen gas. In addition, Russia and Turkmenistan initiate cooperation in the Caspian. In particular, it is planned to launch a cargo line across the sea, which will connect Makhachkala with the port of Turkmenbashi.
The two countries are discussing the prospects for cooperation in the industrial, construction, transport, oil and gas, gas chemical and electric power industries. Turkmenistan is actively establishing business relations with the subjects of Russia, including the city of St. Petersburg, the Republic of Tatarstan, the Astrakhan and Sverdlovsk Regions.