THE STATE VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN TO THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN HAS ENDED
On July 15, in the morning, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov proceeded to the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Here, the distinguished guest was warmly welcomed by the Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Tanzila Narbayeva.
After joint photography against the background of the State flags of the two countries, a meeting was held between the head of Turkmenistan and the head of the Upper House of the Uzbek Parliament.
Before proceeding directly to the topics of the conversation, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov conveyed to the Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Tanzila Narbayeva cordial greetings and best wishes from the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan G. Mammedova.
As was emphasized during the conversation, which took place in a friendly, trusting atmosphere, close, proactive interaction through the legislative bodies is the most important and integral part of the development of comprehensive Turkmen-Uzbek cooperation.
Then President Serdar Berdimuhamedov proceeded to the Tashkent International Airport named after Islam Karimov, from where he left for the city of Samarkand, famous for its historical and cultural sights.
At the Samarkand International Airport, the distinguished guest was warmly welcomed by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
From the airport, the joint procession of heads of state proceeded to the memorial complex of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.
Upon arrival, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev went to the Mausoleum of Islam Karimov, where they laid flowers, paying tribute to the memory of the outstanding statesman and political figure of Uzbekistan, who also made a significant contribution to the development of friendly, fraternal Turkmen-Uzbek relations. Then the heads of state proceeded to a specially designated place. According to Muslim traditions, the clergyman read an ayat from the Holy Quran and offered a prayer to the Almighty.
Then the President of Turkmenistan, accompanied by the President of Uzbekistan, toured the sights of the historical and cultural complex of Samarkand, a city that combines the ancient traditions of the East and modernity. Its architectural and archaeological monuments are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Then the heads of state proceeded to the Mausoleum of Tamerlane ("Gur-Emir"). After examining the Mausoleum, Presidents Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev went to a specially designated place. In accordance with Muslim custom, the priest read an verse from the Koran and offered a prayer to the Almighty.
After reviewing the historical and cultural monuments of Samarkand, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov thanked President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and representatives of the Uzbek side for the excellently organized tour.
Then, here the Presidents of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan were photographed together for memory.
Upon completion of familiarization with the historical and cultural sights of Samarkand, the heads of state proceeded to the Reception Center for Distinguished Guests.
Here, in honor of the distinguished guest, an official dinner was given on behalf of the Uzbek side, during which performances by masters of arts of the Republic of Uzbekistan took place.
Then Presidents Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev proceeded together to Samarkand International Airport.
Once again thanking his Uzbek counterpart for the cordial welcome and hospitality, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov warmly said goodbye to him and, having completed the program of the state visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan, boarded the aircraft waiting for him, on which he departed for his homeland.