Uzbek, Turkmen presidents open "Ashgabat" park in Tashkent
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 24
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
“Ashgabat” park was solemnly opened in Tashkent with participation of presidents of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on April 23, the Uzbek president's press service reported.
The park, covering an area of over 10 hectares is located on the street named after the Turkmen poet and thinker Makhtumkuli.
The park features modern attractions, including a Ferris wheel, decorative trees, public catering and services, running and bicycle paths.
The president of Turkmenistan noted that he felt as if he was home in Ashgabat when viewing the park.
The leaders of the two states laid flowers at the memorial of Makhtumkuli on the same-named street as a sign of friendship and brotherhood of the Uzbek and Turkmen peoples.
During the visit to Tashkent, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, accompanied by Shavkat Mirziyoyev, visited Mustakillik (Independence) Square, where he laid flowers to the Independence and Humanism Monument. He also laid flowers at the foot of the monument to the first President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov.
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