On March 15, 2022, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

In a personal conversation with his colleague, the head of the Turkmen state shared the news that Serdar Berdimuhamedov became the new President of Turkmenistan following the results of the March 12 presidential elections announced today. The Turkmen leader himself intends to continue his active work, but already as the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan.

Congratulating on the successful holding of the most important social and political action, which marks a new stage in the development of sovereign Turkmenistan, the head of the friendly state sincerely wished President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov great success in the new political field and expressed confidence that his successor would be a worthy successor to the great achievements of the new historical era.

Thanking for the kind words, the head of the Turkmen state expressed gratitude to the Azerbaijani leader for his great personal contribution to the development of bilateral relations between the two states, as well as for fruitful joint work.

Having wished his colleague good health, long life and every success, the Turkmen leader handed over the handset to the newly elected President of Turkmenistan.

Congratulating the newly elected head of the Turkmen state on his convincing victory in the elections, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan sincerely wished him great success in his work for the benefit of the state and his native people.

Expressing sincere gratitude for the warm congratulations and good wishes on the occasion of his election as head of state, Serdar Berdimuhamedov, for his part, expressed his full readiness to continue the course begun by the previous President of Turkmenistan, including further building up the entire complex of the Turkmen-Azerbaijani partnership in the long term, promoting mutually beneficial joint projects and programs for the benefit of the fraternal peoples of the two countries.

In this regard, the parties expressed mutual confidence that the high level of trust and mutual understanding established in recent years, coupled with the accumulated extensive experience of joint work, will continue to serve as a solid basis for further constructive interaction in all key areas of cooperation, built on a long-term, mutually beneficial basis.

At the end of the telephone conversation, the newly elected President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan wished each other good health, happiness and further success in their state activities, and peace, progress and prosperity to the fraternal peoples of the two countries.