In the course of Interview with Chinese media President of Turkmenistan Mr. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov touched on Turkmen-Chinese relations. Noting that China was among the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with independent Turkmenistan, the Turkmen leader said that even today there is an atmosphere of unity and mutual understanding between the countries.
The head of the Turkmen state also noted the commonality of views of the two countries on topical issues of the world agenda. President Berdymukhamedov called China a reliable and trusted friend. In his interview, the head of Turkmenistan touched upon the implementation of large-scale projects - China's "One Belt, One Road" and Turkmenistan's "Revival of the Great Silk Road", noting their commonality in philosophical and geopolitical dimensions.
Much has been said about the implementation of joint Turkmen-Chinese projects in the oil and gas, educational, political, trade and economic, investment, high-tech, health and cultural spheres. Much has already been done in these areas, but more opportunities are to be realized in the future.
Concluding the interview, the Turkmen leader congratulated the fraternal Chinese people on the occasion of the Chinese New Year Spring Festival. President Berdymukhamedov wished great achievements in all spheres of state life, peaceful skies and prosperity.
Journalists thanked the Turkmen leader for the interview and wished him a successful and productive trip to the Celestial Empire.