Indian ambassador ends diplomatic mission to Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Sept. 14 / Trend H.Hasanov /
Turkmen President Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov received Indian Ambassador Mohammad Afzal today as the diplomat prepares to complete his diplomatic mission in the country.
"India attaches immense importance to developing cooperation with Turkmenistan," Afzal said, noting that Berdimuhammedov's visit to India in May strengthened the ties relations between the two countries.
"Turkmen-Indian relations are changing to meet today's realities," the Turkmen president said.
The officials also exchanged their views on prospects for interstate cooperation, paying special attention to the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Pipeline, which will facilitate "constructive partnerships in the region" and "better the lives of regional peoples," they noted.
Ashgabat will host an expert meeting in December for technical working groups, regional ministers and heads of state as a forum for discussing the project.
The Turkmen and Indian peoples are united by common historical and cultural roots, which originate in the mists of time, the report said.
"The glorious sons of the Turkmen people - Bayram Khan and his son, Abdulrahim Khan, who glorified himself as an outstanding statesman and as a talented writer, left indelible mark on the history of India," the ambassador said.
The meeting also discussed prospects for cooperation in education, health, culture, and in the introduction of advanced information technologies.
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