Dmitry Medvedev meets with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimukhamedov
30 may 2012
Gurbanguly Berdimukhamedov expressed satisfaction with the development of the bilateral relationship, especially in the energy sphere and supported the proposal of the Russian Prime Minister to discuss the security of energy supplies. The president of Turkmenistan also congratulated Dmitry Medvedev on his election as the leader of the United Russia party.
The Russian Prime Minister replied by saying that "every meeting is an opportunity to discuss issues of promoting relations between our countries. Our bilateral trade is on the rise, and it is important that it is not narrow in scope, but diversified." "Much credit for this goes to you, as you are showing an interest in our relationship and visit our regions quite often, which is important," Medvedev added. He also congratulated Gurbanguly Berdimukhamedov on the successful organisation of the meeting of the CIS heads of government in Ashkhbad, noting the "friendly atmosphere in which the summit was held."