On August 19th-20th, 2015, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon paid an official visit to Turkmenistan.
On August 20th, in the morning the official welcoming ceremony of the President of Tajikistan took place at the Independence Square. Further the leaders of two countries proceeded to the "Rukhiyet" Palace where the traditional official photographing ceremony on the background of the national flags of two countries took place.
Further, in the "Beg" hall of "Ruhiyet" Palace the bilateral negotiations at a high level between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon were held. The Turkmen leader welcomed the high honored guest and thanked him for accepting the invitation to pay an official visit to Turkmenistan and expressed his confidence that this visit will strengthen and expand the friendly relations between the two countries and nations.
After the negotiations in the format "one-to-one" in the "Rukh" hall of "Rukhiyet" palace the talks continued in an extended format with the participation of the official delegations of two countries. During the negotiations the sides stressed the presence of prospects and potentials for effective Turkmen-Tajik cooperation in trade-economic sphere. The Presidents of Turkmenistan and Tajikistan spoke in favor for strengthening of contacts in fuel-energy, transport, scientific, educational, cultural-humanitarian fields that are serving as an integral part of intergovernmental relations.
After the governmental negotiations in the expanded format the signing ceremony of bilateral documents took place in "Shat" hall of "Ruhiyet" Palace.
They are as follows: the Memorandum of Understanding between the National Library of the State Cultural Centre of the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan and the National Library of the Republic of Tajikistan on library activities, Agreement on Cooperation between the State Committee of Turkmenistan on TV, Broadcasting and Cinematography and the Committee on Television and Radio under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Agreement between the Ministry of Healthcare and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan on Cooperation in the field of Healthcare, the Program of Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan for 2016-2017.
Then President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon signed the Joint Statement.
After the ceremony of signing the bilateral agreements, the two leaders made addressing to representatives of mass-media in the "Khabar" hall.
In the afternoon, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan has laid a wreath at the monument of the Memorial Complex «Halk hakydasy».
Then, the excursion to the museum of the memorial complex was organized for the high ranking guest, where he wrote an entry in the book of guests of honor. Then, the high ranking guest visited the Congress Centre and the building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan.
After that, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon visited the Olympic Village and was familiarized with its equipment, specialized gyms and multipurpose platforms.
In the evening the President of Turkmenistan gave an official dinner in honor of the distinguished guest, where the leaders of two countries exchanged the speeches. After the dinner two leaders warmly said goodbye to each other. Then, the President of Tajikistan proceeded to the Ashgabat International Airport, from where he left for his homeland.