On December 12, 2022, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov received the head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Sardor Umurzakov.

Welcoming the head of state, the guest conveyed to the President of Turkmenistan heartfelt greetings, best wishes and congratulations on the occasion of the International Day of Neutrality from President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, as well as the words of the Uzbek leader that he warmly recalls his recent visit to Ashgabat.

Thanking for the congratulations, the head of state noted that this year Turkmenistan is celebrating the 27th anniversary of gaining its neutral status, delegated by the United Nations and twice enshrined in the relevant Resolutions of the UN General Assembly.

Conveying greetings and good wishes to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov reaffirmed our country's commitment to traditionally friendly, confidential dialogue with fraternal Uzbekistan.

In continuation of the meeting, the head of Turkmenistan and his guest emphasized that in recent years, mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation has reached a qualitatively new level. It was also stated that Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan have close or similar positions on topical issues of the regional and global agenda, which primarily concerns ensuring global peace and security, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

At the same time, it was noted that recently inter-parliamentary ties have noticeably intensified, which is of great importance in filling the interstate dialogue with new concrete content.

The priority area of bilateral partnership is the trade and economic sphere. In this context, the need to maintain the positive dynamics of trade and optimal practical implementation of the agreements reached during mutual visits and negotiations at the highest level was noted.

An integral part of bilateral relations is also the cultural and humanitarian sphere, where close fruitful ties have been established.

At the end of the meeting, the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov expressed confidence that strategic interstate cooperation, fastened by inviolable bonds of friendship and good neighborliness, would continue to develop successfully for the common good.