Turkmen President to visit Russia in March 2009
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will visit Russia in March 2009. The president of Turkmenistan made this announcement during a meeting on 9 December with Russian First Vice-premier Viktor Zubkov who arrived in Ashgabat to attend an interim meeting of the Turkmen-Russian intergovernmental commission for economic cooperation, reported Turkmenistan.ru.
During the forthcoming visit to Moscow by the Turkmen president the two sides are planning to sign two intergovernmental agreements that are almost ready now. The agreements pertain to mutual recognition of documents on education and on organization of direct international railway and ferry service to connect Russia and Turkmenistan through Makhachkala and Turkmenbashi ports, Zubkov said.