President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov sent a message of congratulations to the participants of the Friendship Festival between the peoples of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan that has started on November 16 in Dashoguz. The President emphasised that the promotion of mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation plays an important role in strengthening good neighbourly relations between the countries, the Turkmenistan: Golden Age edition reported.
Berdimuhamedov noted that one of the significant steps to expand constructive interstate partnerships is to create a joint border trade zone in Dashoguz Region. The opening of the Tashkent and Ashgabat Parks in the capital cities of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan also contributes to enhancing bilateral relations.
The Turkmen leader noted that cultural workers of the two states participate in international events in arts and literature on a regular basis. This contributes to bringing the two peoples closer together.
The President stressed the great importance of holding the festival this year. Many ancient historical and cultural monuments included in the UNESCO World Heritage List are located on the territory of Dashoguz Region. The leader of Turkmenistan expressed belief that the festive events of the Friendship Festival will serve to foster a cultural dialogue between the two nations.