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Lukashenko: The Turkmenistan Embassy in Belarus will be a hub of cooperation

President 12.05.2016 | 13:55
Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko

MINSK, 12 May (BelTA) – The Embassy of Turkmenistan in Belarus should be the center of Belarus-Turkmenistan cooperation, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the opening ceremony of the Turkmenistan Embassy in Belarus on 12 May, BelTA has learned.

According to the head of state, it is deeply symbolic that the Embassy of Turkmenistan opens in the center of Minsk shortly after a remarkable anniversary for all member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States, which is Victory Day. The Belarusian President stressed that a year and a half ago the President of Turkmenistan and he laid a time capsule in the foundation of the building. The building which a genuine architectural landmark of the city opened on 12 May 2016.

Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that Belarus was paying much attention to the construction process at all stages. For example, tax preferences were provided, the infrastructure was created, and the nearby territory was beautified.

“I am convinced that the Embassy will be a hub of the Belarusian-Turkmen cooperation. The diplomats who will be working here will make a big contribution to the enhancement of sincere friendship between our nations and business partnership between our states,” Alexander Lukashenko assured.

He also stressed that there are many Turkmen students in Belarus. After graduation their will take part of the Belarusian soul with them and will do their best to enhance Belarus-Turkmenistan friendship in the future. The foundation of this friendship is laid in Minsk.

“Of course, this is a testimony to the mutual confidence in the long-term character of bilateral relations, the resolution to develop and deepen them. Besides, there are a lot of bilateral projects which will benefit our states,” the Belarusian leader emphasized.

The head of state pointed out the importance of commissioning large facilities in Turkmenistan. Alexander Lukashenko said that there are no big problems in the implementation of joint projects. All pending issues are timely solved.

The opening ceremony of the Turkmenistan Embassy in Belarus was attended by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The event was also attended by the representatives of the Turkmenistan delegation and Turkmen students.

The President of Turkmenistan pays an official visit to Belarus on 11-12 May.

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