The message reads, in part:
“The 2002 Treaty ushered in the modern stage of interstate ties between Russia and Turkmenistan. The signing of this important document created conditions for a high-quality buildup of bilateral dialogue and interaction in many areas.
I am confident that our joint efforts will ensure the further strengthening of the strategic partnership between Russia and Turkmenistan. This undoubtedly meets the core interests of our people and is in line with the objective of ensuring security and stability in Central Asia and the Caspian Region.”