U.S. Secretary of State: Obama to support reforms in Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, March 23 / Trend H. Hasanov /
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent a message during the Novruz celebrations to Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov, recognizing the reforms and development in the country.
The letter was published in Turkmen media.
"We propose our constant support. We expect a strengthening of the partnership between our governments and the friendly ties between our peoples," the letter read.
"This ancient festival gives an opportunity to pay our tribute to your rich traditions and bright heritage," she wrote. Congratulating the country on behalf of U.S President Barack Obama, Clinton stressed that relations between the United States and Turkmenistan are based on mutual respect and mutual interests.
The U.S. Official also stressed that the countries have successfully implemented many joint projects within the Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation.
She said these projects give the opportunity to preserve historically important facilities and values of Turkmen cultural heritage. Respect for Turkmenistan's cultural heritage is an expression of the U.S. Desire to work together to achieve peaceful and prosperous future, Clinton added.