Today, on March 15, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Having warmly welcomed the head of the friendly state, the Turkmen leader said that according to the results of the Presidential elections held on March 12 announced by the Central Election Commission, Serdar Berdimuhamedov was elected the new President of Turkmenistan.

At the same time, the leader of the nation noted that he intends to continue his active work, but in a new capacity - the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan.

Taking the opportunity, the head of state thanked his Turkish friend and colleague for his great personal contribution to the development of a constructive interstate dialogue and the established fruitful cooperation.

The President of the Republic of Turkey, in turn, congratulated the leader of the nation on the early presidential elections successfully held on a broad alternative basis, which became another clear evidence of the broad democratic transformations taking place in Turkmenistan.

As noted, all significant successes and achievements of the era of power and happiness are associated with the name of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who has been at the helm of the Turkmen state for the past 15 years. Approving the wise decision to hand over the reins of government to younger, energetic leaders, Recep Tayyip Erdogan wished the head of state success in his new field.

Having wished the President of the Republic of Turkey good health, long life and success in all endeavors, the leader of the nation handed the phone to the newly elected President of Turkmenistan.

Warmly congratulating the newly elected head of the Turkmen state on his convincing victory in the elections, the President of the Republic of Turkey wished him great success in his activities in this important and responsible post.

Sincerely thanking Recep Tayyip Erdogan for congratulations and best wishes on his election to the highest state post, Serdar Berdimuhamedov stressed that he intends to continue the course started by the previous President of the country, in particular, to take further steps to comprehensively develop relations between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Turkey, and also support initiatives and efforts aimed at enriching the established productive interstate dialogue with a qualitatively new content.

Taking the opportunity, the newly elected President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov wished the Turkish leader good health and success in responsible state activities, and peace, well-being and prosperity to the people of the fraternal state.