Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Feb. 11 / Trend , E.Hasanov/
Two years have passed since Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov won the presidential elections.
Berdimuhamedov was elected president on Feb. 11, 2007. Media outlets wrote that "Feb. 11, 2007 is a significant date for the Turkmen people." He had served as deputy prime minister since 2001.
Berdimuhamedov was born in Babarab in the Geok Tepe Etrap district in Ahal in 1957. He graduated from Ashgabat Medical Institute. In 1997, he was appointed health minister.
According to official statistics, Berdimuhamedov received 89.23 percent of the votes.
"The events that quickly passed in the last two years have led to a new era - an era of genuine revival for the nation," the Turkmen Dovlet Habarlari (TDH) state news service said.
TDH said Berdimuhamedov showed the country new ways to develop by preserving national identity and utilizing the best global practices to benefit the economy and society.
According to political analysts, Turkmenistan's new leadership has established a constructive dialogue with neighboring countries, including Azerbaijan. In the past two years, the Turkmenistan Embassy in Baku has resumed activity. Regular consultations on the Caspian Sea are underway and an agreement has been signed to open railway and ferry services between the two countries.
The Turkmen and Azerbaijani presidents have also paid each other mutual visits.
Dynamic exchanges in the humanitarian sector are ongoing.
Azerbaijan was the co-author of the special UN resolution initiated by Turkmenistan on Reliable and Stable Transit of Energy and Its Role in Sustainable Development and International Cooperation.
The resolution was passed with the full consensus of 192 nations.
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