Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Dec. 1 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Japan wishes to maintain and develop relations of friendship with Turkmenistan, Japanese Emperor Akihito's letter to Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov reads.
"Using this opportunity, I express my sincere wishes to Your Excellency and prosperity to your country," the letter, published by the local media on Thursday said.
Berdimuhamedov's official visit to Japan in 2009 gave impetus to bilateral relations. A number of intergovernmental agreements and contracts were signed with Japanese companies.