At the February 19 Cabinet of Ministers meeting, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov signed an order to send humanitarian aid to Astrakhan Region (Russia).
As a good neighborly help It is planned to transfer to the Russian side drugs and medicines, textile products and foodstuffs. The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Textile Industry and SPPT have been instructed to prepare the products for shipment to Astrakhan Oblast. The delivery will be made by sea vessel on the Turkmenbashi - Astrakhan route.
As the leader of the Turkmen nation stressed, strategic cooperation with Russia, particularly with the Astrakhan region, is a key area of Turkmenistan's foreign policy. Thus, given its close proximity to the Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan is developing cooperation with its Astrakhan partners in various directions.