President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov expressed hope that the next Turkmen President-elect will continue the reforms initiated by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Sadyr Japarov in a letter sent to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said “I am convinced that your recent decisive political step will open up new opportunities for the sustainable development of the Turkmen state. I express my hope that the next President-elect will continue the path you started. I believe that your work for the sake of the integrity and development of the Turkmen state will be highly appreciated by the Turkmen people".
"The work you do as the Leader of the country is invaluable in building true brotherhood and trust between the two peoples. I hope that the foundations of friendship between our countries will continue to be laid with your participation," Japarov stated in the letter, published by the official Turkmen press on Saturday.
The Kyrgyz President also wished strong health and success to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and wellbeing and prosperity to the Turkmen people.
Speaking at a Halk Maslahaty meeting on February 11, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said he had made a decision to give way to young leaders and entrust them with the state affairs at the new stage of development of the country.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov intends to further direct his huge life and political experience to his post of Chairman of Halk Maslahaty.