“PM being welcomed on arrival by Turkmenistan Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Rasit Meredow at Ashgabat”, tweeted external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup. It is a strong foundation of close relations between our two countries. Our long standing and deep rooted civilization and cultural ties are well known.
“The agreements on Sports and Tourism will deepen the contacts between our people”.
Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate a statue of Mahatma Gandhi and a Traditional Medicine and Yoga Centre here.
“Hello Turkmenistan. I bring the greetings and goodwill of the people of India”. The most significant initiative is the TAPI gas pipeline. Prime Minister Modi, who arrived in Ashgabat yesterday on the fourth leg of his Central Asian tour, was earlier in the day accorded a ceremonial welcome by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the Oguzkhan Palace in Ashgabat. We have shared interest in a peaceful and stable Afghanistan and Central Asia.
“We have common goal in combating terrorism and extremism in our regions”, he said.