On August 1, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a telephone conversation with the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. The parties exchanged congratulations on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, and wished peace and prosperity to the peoples of the two countries. (Eid al-Adha), reports tdh.gov.tm.
At the beginning of the conversation, the head of state noted that he had received the news of the illness of the King of Saudi Arabia and his placement in a clinic with deep regret and concern.
“I am sure that thanks to your vital energy and unbending will, you will soon cope with the disease and completely defeat the disease,” the Turkmen leader stressed.
“I pray to the Almighty to send Your Majesty strength for a speedy recovery and success in tireless work for the happiness and well-being of the brotherly people of Saudi Arabia,” President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed his good wishes.
Berdimuhamedov stressed the importance of dialogue with Saudi Arabia, noting with satisfaction the high level of Turkmen-Saudi relations, based on a mutual desire to intensify interaction. In this context, the head of state expressed gratitude to King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud for his personal contribution to strengthening cooperation.
In the context of the discussion of the global agenda, the head of Turkmenistan and the King of Saudi Arabia noted the need to develop a coordinated approach to solving pressing problems of our time, one of which is the coronavirus pandemic, which had a negative impact on international economic relations.
In this regard, the Turkmen leader expressed his conviction that the consolidation of the efforts of all states and the development of new methods for preventing and combating COVID-19 will contribute to achieving the desired results.
Reaffirming the commitment of the two countries to the course of strengthening interstate cooperation, the interlocutors expressed confidence in the successful development of dialogue across the entire spectrum of areas.