”The friendly people of Turkmenistan can be justly proud of their successes in overseeing socio-economic change and major infrastructure projects,“ the message reads. ”From year to year Turkmenistan's constructive contribution to regional energy security increases, as does your country's authority in the international arena.
I attach great importance to maintaining the high level in Russian-Turkmenistani relations, relations that have achieved new heights in recent years. At the heart of our fruitful bilateral cooperation there is a strong tradition of friendship and mutual respect, as well as a trusting dialogue on a wide range of issues. I warmly recall our meetings this year in Moscow, Aktau and Turkmenbashi. The implementation of our agreements is designed to further develop multifaceted ties between our two countries, as well as ensure the realisation of long-term projects in economic, energy, cultural and educational spheres, as well as in interregional cooperation. I am confident that continuing intensive contacts at all levels is in the genuine interests of the peoples of Russia and Turkmenistan and will contribute to strengthening stability in Central Asia.“