President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov on Friday started his official visit to Russia, the official Turkmen media reports.
During his official visit, Serdar Berdimuhamedov will sign a number of documents on trade-economic cooperation between Russia and Turkmenistan, the TASS news agency reported on Thursday, with reference to the press service of the Russian government.
On the eve of the visit on Thursday, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak and the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Shakhym Abdrakhmanov discussed the official visit of the head of Turkmenistan to Russia, including the documents to be signed.
Presidents of Russia and Turkmenistan in a telephone conversation on April 8 confirmed their mutual desire to further strengthen the Russian-Turkmen strategic partnership. Putin invited Berdimuhamedov to visit Russia and the invitation was gratefully accepted.
Last month, the Russian President Putin awarded the Order of Friendship to President Serdar Berdimuhamedov. The decoration was awarded to the Head of Turkmenistan for “great contribution to strengthening the strategic partnership between the Russian Federation and Turkmenistan."