On December 21, 2020, a telephone conversation took place between the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

 During a constructive conversation, the heads of the two friendly states exchanged views on the state and prospects of interstate cooperation, which meets the fundamental interests of the Turkmen and Uzbek peoples. The parties also discussed the priority areas of the international and regional agenda.

 As noted, regular mutual contacts at the highest and other levels are a clear indicator of mutual trust and respect. All this gives a powerful impetus to the progressive development of interstate relations.

 During the dialogue, the Turkmen leader congratulated his Uzbek counterpart on the successful holding of the meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of States and emphasized the successful chairmanship of Uzbekistan in this structure in 2020.

 As President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted, Turkmenistan highly appreciates bilateral relations with the fraternal Republic of Uzbekistan and attaches great importance to the development of comprehensive cooperation with a neighboring state and a reliable partner.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, thanking for the kind words, noted that the outgoing year had passed under the sign of the 25th anniversary of the permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan, which served to strengthen the foundations of its independence and role in the political map of the world. The high authority of the Turkmen leader has once again confirmed the fact that the world community, represented by the UN General Assembly, unanimously supported his initiative to declare 2021 the International Year of Peace and Trust.

 At the end of the telephone conversation, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev exchanged congratulations on the upcoming New Year 2021, addressing the peoples of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan with wishes of peace, prosperity, prosperity, and great success in all good endeavors.