ArmInfo. On October 18, 2019 at the winter garden of the fashionable Grand Hotel Yerevan the Embassy of Turkmenistan in the Republic of Armenia an official reception was held dedicated to the Independence Day of the Turkmen state.
On this occasion the Vice-speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Vahe Enfiajyan and deputies, representatives of government, various ministries and state institutions of the Armenia, diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, heads and employees of diplomatic missions accredited in Armenia, as well as businessmen, artists, scientists, representatives of civil society, NGOs, representatives of mass media and students have gathered to celebrate the significant holyday in a festive atmosphere.
In his welcoming note the Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Armenia M.Ayazov emphasized that 28 years ago with the declaration of Independence the foundation of a democratic, legal and secular state had been laid, and that independence demonstrated the unity and solidarity, high dignity, patriotism, peacefulness and friendly attitude of the Turkmen people to the whole world. In Turkmenistan under the wise leadership of the Leader of the Nation the motto "The State for the man" is being implemented and an immense work is being done in all spheres of Neutral Turkmenistan in this direction, the main goal of which is the peace, harmony and prosperity throughout the world and in every household. The Ambassador emphasized that relations based on the principles of good neighborliness, humanism, peacefulness and friendship with other states are brought to a qualitatively new level, and particularly marked the Turkmen-Armenian relations. It was emphasized that at present the two sovereign states are successfully cooperating not only in the bilateral format, but also within the framework of international structures, and the evidence of which is the mutual support of international initiatives and proposals put forward within the framework of authoritative international organizations.
Warmly congratulating the guests of the official reception, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Mr.Shavarsh Kocharyan marked, that Turkmenistan is an important partner for Armenia with whom Armenia have strong historical ties. As to Mr. Kocharyan, there exists a high level political dialogue between the two countries, which must be continuously strengthened and used in several directions. He also stressed, that the development of trade and economic ties is of great importance in the multilateral agenda of Armenia and Turkmenistan, and it is necessary to constantly search for new ways to enlarge economic cooperation and realize the full potential in this sphere. According to the Armenian top level diplomat our countries are also developing effective cooperation in the fields of culture, science and education. In the end of his speech, Deputy Minister Kocharyan expressed his hopefulness that the Armenian-Turkmen cooperation, based on mutual trust, respect and friendship between the people of two countries, will continue to develop and strengthen. Guests of the official reception were treated by national dishes from the Turkmen dastarkhan.