Tashkent, 21 October 2022 (TDI): The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev is on a state visit to Turkmenistan from October 20 to 21. Earlier, from 12 to 13 October, the President also participated in the 6th CICA Summit.

During the visit, he is scheduled to discuss furthering bilateral collaboration. He arrived on 20th October, in Ashgabat for the official visit.

It is anticipated that as a result, a “weighty package of documents,” mostly connected to trade and economic cooperation, will be signed.

Likewise, he will also attend the opening ceremony of the Tashkent park in Ashgabat and launch a collaborative project to develop a border commercial zone between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan as part of the visit.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting with the President of the host country, Serdar Berdimuhamedov at the Palace Complex Oguzkhan of Ashgabat.

Oguzkhan Palace is the official residence and main workplace of the President of Turkmenistan. It is located on Independence Square in the capital city of Ashgabat.

The two counterparts deliberated upon issues pertaining to collaboration and mutual interests in a multitude of domains to benefit both countries.

The Republic of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan share historical ties owing to their past status as subordinated republics of the Soviet Union as the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic and Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic prior to its collapse in 1991.

Uzbekistan has an Embassy in Ashgabat while Turkmenistan maintains an active diplomatic presence through its Embassy in Tashkent.

Presidents Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Serdar Berdimuhamedov continued negotiations first in a limited format and then later in an expanded format.

Following the top-level Uzbek-Turkmen talks, a signing ceremony also took place followed by a joint media press briefing.

Subsequently, the President of Uzbekistan met with the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Halk Maslakhaty is the Turlemnistan’s Peopleā€™s Council while the Milli Gengesh is the National Council.

Aside from that President Shavkat Mirziyoyev also laid flowers at the Halk Hakydasy Memorial Complex in Ashgabat.

Halk Hakydasy Memorial Complex (People’s Memory) is a memorial complex to honor those killed in the Battle of Geok Tepe in 1881, in World War II, and in the 1948 Ashgabat earthquake.

It is located in the southwestern part of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Construction started in September 2012. On October 5, 2014, the memorial was given the official name.

In addition, the Uzbek President, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has also been awarded the title of Honorary Professor of the State University of Turkmenistan named after Mahtumkuli.

Turkmen State University is one of the leading universities in Turkmenistan. It is located in the capital city of Ashgabat. It is named after Mahtumkuli who was a Turkmen poet.

The current state of relations between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan has prospective areas of bilateral cooperation. Both parties are interested in developing a constructive dialogue for multifaceted cooperation between the two countries.

Presently, the two countries collaborate in the realm of trade-economic, scientific-technical, and cultural-humanitarian sectors.