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Turkmenistan International Relations


Turkmen President Receives Russian Foreign Minister
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, who said that “the Russian President highly appreciates the confidential dialogue that has developed between the leaders of the two countries" and stressed that Russia welcomes Turkmenistan's interest in deepening cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The Turkmen President said that last year, bilateral trade volume exceeded five billion dollars, and noted a tendency for further growth. Berdymukhamedov and Lavrov discussed Turkmen-Russian partnership and noted the similarity of Turkmenistan’s and Russia’s positions on the key issues of international politics. The two signed a Russian-Turkmen cooperation program for 2013.
Sources: turkmenistan.ru, turkmenistan.ru, mid.ru  

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