On July 31, 2020, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

Warmly greeting each other, the leaders of two countries exchanged congratulations on occasion of Eid al-Adha, having expressed wished that this bright holiday, which embodies such values as mercy, goodwill and mutual help that are common all Muslims and entire humankind, would be filled with wealth and abundance as well as would contribute to the strengthening of fruitful cooperation between neighbor countries.

It was mentioned in the conversation that Turkmen – Azeri relations are based on old friendship and fraternity, similarity of spiritual and cultural values uniting two neighbouring nations, on commitment to principles of peace-loving and humanity in international affairs.

In this context, it was highlighted that Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan have significant potential for expansion of cooperation in political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, comprehensive strengthening of bilateral cooperation for the sake of fraternal nations.

Continuing telephone conversation, the sides highlighted the subject of preventive activity and combating against the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused serious examination for the world community and has negative impact on international life.

Turkmen leader has noted the timeliness of recent trilateral meeting with participation of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Agreements reached at the meeting will serve to activation of international transport and transit Lapis Lazuli corridor, which efficient use will support to strengthening of trade relations and common sustainable development.

In this regard, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov talked on the necessity of consolidation of the efforts for development of new ideas and approaches for joint overcoming of the current complicated situation in the modern world.