Vladimir Putin offered happy birthday greetings to Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and wished him further success in his office.
The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to further stepping up bilateral cooperation in various areas.
In addition to this, earlier that day Vladimir Putin sent Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov a congratulatory message, which reads, in part:
“Russia values highly your efforts to strengthen the strategic partnership between our countries and promote mutually beneficial cooperation across the board.
I hold warm memories of our last year’s meeting in Ashgabat, where we had meaningful and fruitful talks. I hope that the constructive dialogue with you and joint efforts to expand bilateral ties will carry on alongside initiatives to ensure stability and security in Central Asia and the Caspian region.”