The telegram reads, in part:
“Your decisive victory in the election serves as evidence that your people support the changes taking place under your leadership, which are aimed at Turkmenistan’s continued socioeconomic development.
I greatly value your constant attention to the challenges in deepening Russian-Turkmenistani relations, which are based on long-standing traditions of good neighbourly relations and mutual trust. I warmly recall our recent meeting in Moscow. I am certain that our common desire for mutually beneficial cooperation will allow us to continue successfully implementing the significant potential of our bilateral relations in various fields.
We count on continuing our harmonious work to promote political dialogue and cooperate in the trade and economic, investment, and humanitarian sectors. We greatly appreciate our tight coordination in regional and international affairs, including within the framework of Turkmenistan’s chairmanship in the CIS. I am confident that this constructive cooperation in the spirit of friendship and partnership is in line with our nations’ interests and promotes peace and stability in Central Asia.”