Rouhani hails Turkmen counterpart on re-election

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TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) – President Hassan Rouhani has sent greetings to Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the re-election as Turkmenistan President.

In his message on Tuesday, Rouhani said the Islamic Republic of Iran has always regarded Turkmenistan as a neighbor and partner in the region and is ready to strengthen beneficial cooperation in all fields.

He expressed hope for intensification of cooperation and further development of bilateral ties between Tehran and Ashgabat in the new term; “Iran welcomes any relations in line with the common interests and mutual respect.”

President Rouhani, concluding his message, hoped for health and success of his counterpart and prosperity and progress of the people of Turkmenistan.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow won a third term in office with 98 percent of the vote. "If I am elected, then our policies aimed at improving the welfare of the people will continue," he said on Sunday's election.

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