By Amit Shankar
Ashgabat, Dec. 12 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari was welcomed by Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow on Saturday at the International Neutrality Conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Central Asian country’s status of permanent neutrality.
The Vice President addressed the conference, which was attended by his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani among others.
In his address, Vice President Ansari lauded the achievements of the Turkmen President.
“Today, Turkmenistan lives in peace and harmony with all countries of the region and the world. Under your sagacious leadership, Turkmenistan has sought to harness its geopolitical, economic and human potential to provide to its people a high quality of life, dynamic economy and peaceful relations with the external world,” he said.
He also expressed confidence that under the ‘wise and far-sighted leadership’ of Turkmen President Berdimuhamedow, the country would continue to gain in strength and confidence and become a key actor in regional affairs. (ANI)