President Serdar Berdimuhamedov today received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation Ivan Volynkin, who presented his credentials to the head of state, the Turkmen television news program Watan reported.
The diplomat conveyed greetings to the head of Turkmenistan from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Continuing the meeting, the parties noted the dynamic development of the Turkmen-Russian political dialogue, within the framework of which mutual high-level visits are carried out, regular contacts are maintained between ministries and departments. Cooperation along the parliamentary line is expanding, inter-MFA consultations are being consistently held.
It was noted that the countries interact constructively both in a bilateral format and within the framework of authoritative international and regional organizations.
During the exchange of views on the priority areas of Turkmen-Russian cooperation, the trade and economic sphere was identified. The interlocutors discussed partnerships in such key areas as the oil and gas industry, the automotive industry, shipbuilding, aviation transport, gas chemistry and other industries.
It should be noted that 64-year-old Ivan Volynkin, who was previously director of the consular department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, replaced Alexander Blokhin as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Turkmenistan.