Telephone conversation with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov 2019-06-17 13:10:00 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the initiative of the Turkmen side. Both leaders reaffirmed their intention to further promote the Russian-Turkmen strategic partnership. They discussed issues related to the further development of trade and economic cooperation and interregional ties, in particular in connection with the President of Turkmenistan’s upcoming visit to Tatarstan. The officials also touched on some aspects of cooperation within the Commonwealth of Independent States due to Turkmenistan’s chairmanship this year. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also informed Vladimir Putin about preparations for the first meeting of the Caspian Economic Forum scheduled to take place in Turkmenbashi this August.