Iranian President Congratulates Turkmen Counterpart on Re-Election


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in message on Tuesday congratulated Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for his reelection as the president of the Central Asian state.

President Rouhani expressed the hope that Berdimuhamedov’s new term would result in further expansion of relations between the two neighboring countries.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always considered Turkmenistan as its neighbor and a partner in the region and is ready to boost fruitful cooperation with it in all fields,” Rouhani noted.

The Iranian president also wished health and success for President Berdimuhamedov and prosperity for the Turkmenistan nation.

Turkmenistan’s Central Election Committee said that President Berdimuhamedov has won his third presidential term with 97.69% of the vote.

Berdimuhamedov was largely expected to secure his post when voting in the Central Asian republic got underway on Sunday.

Eight contenders competed against the Turkmen president-elect in the latest election, whose turnout stood at 97.27 percent of the population.

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