Interview with Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov: Beijing Winter Olympics will be a glorious page in world sports history


Nursultan, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) –Interview: the glory of the Beijing Olympics will become the world sports history a page – don’t the President’s visit to turkmenistan, mei, Xinhua News Agency reporter ji-ye zhang turkmenistan’s President, don’t, plum, ashgabat, the capital of the soil before an interview with Chinese media joint video, said he believed that the Beijing Olympics would have yielded substantial results, a brilliant page to be the world’s sports history.Mr. Berdymukhamedov said his decision to attend the opening ceremony was based on an understanding of the significance of the Games.History has proved that the Olympic Games have always symbolized peace and friendship among people of all nations, unity among people of different nationalities and political beliefs, and respect for the Olympic spirit.Berdymukhamedov said the Beijing Winter Olympics will be a sporting event of the highest level, both in terms of organization and competition.Turkey is closely following China’s preparations for the Winter Olympics, including the construction of relevant facilities and the application of high-tech innovation plans.In the process, China has again demonstrated its ability to host large-scale events.This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Turkey and China.Berdymukhamedov said Turkey highly appreciates China’s support for Turkey’s national independence and respect for its neutral status.On issues concerning China’s core interests such as sovereignty and territorial integrity, Turkey has always firmly adhered to the One-China principle and supported China’s peaceful reunification.Berdymukhamedov said that for Turkmenistan, China is not only a great country, a strong world economic and industrial center, a vast and promising market, but also a reliable and trustworthy friend.Turkey and China are united by similar worldviews and similar goals and tasks in international peace and security affairs. They interact effectively on the international stage and support each other in important international organizations such as the United Nations.Turkmenistan-china relations, characterized by long-term and strategic nature, have withstood the test of time, served the fundamental interests of the two peoples and become an important factor in promoting stability and development in Eurasia.He said that the situation in Central Asia has been the focus of turkish-Chinese dialogue agenda. Both sides agree to build a stable security system in Central Asia that is based on the balance of multilateral interests and adheres to resolving various issues through political and diplomatic means.As responsible members of the international community, Turkmenistan and China have made substantial contributions to establishing regional interaction mechanisms and supporting the sound development momentum of the region.Berdymukhamedov said that turkmenistan and China jointly push forward the implementation of the “Silk Road Rejuvenation” development strategy and the Belt and Road Initiative, which can inject strong impetus into the economic development of the Eurasian continent and bring tangible benefits to the people of all countries.He said that energy is one of the key areas of turkish-Chinese cooperation.The Central Asia-China natural gas pipeline connecting Turkmenistan in the west is testimony to the development of equal and mutually beneficial partnership between the two countries and will open up broad prospects for bilateral energy cooperation.At present, the mechanism of Turkmenistan and China Cooperation Committee is functioning effectively and there is huge space for cooperation between the two countries in politics, economy, trade and investment, transportation, energy, science, technology and culture.Berdymukhamedov also extended New Year’s greetings to the Chinese people, wishing them a prosperous life and new great achievements in economic and social development.”I am confident that the forward-looking domestic and foreign policies of Chinese leaders will bring new achievements and victories to the country in the New Year!”(Source: Xinhua)

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