Tajik President today sent a message to Serdar Berdymukhamedov to congratulate him on his landslide victory in Saturday’s presidential election in Turkmenistan, according to the Tajik president’s official website.  

“The results of the vote fully confirmed your high political authority and society’s support for your country's course on comprehensive social and economic development and strengthening its international positions,” the message says.  

Rahmon also noted that Tajikistan attaches significant importance to the relations of friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation between Tajikistan and Turkmenistan based on the principles of strategic partnership.  

Turkmenistan leader’s son Serdar Berdymukhamedov won nearly 73 percent of the vote in Saturday’s presidential election, with his nearest opponent in a field of nine candidates, Hydyr Nunnayev, garnering just 11 percent of the vote.

The diplomatic relations between Tajikistan and Turkmenistan were officially established on January 27, 1993 by signing of the Protocol "On the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan."

The Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan has functioned in Ashgabat since February 1993. The Embassy of Turkmenistan operates in Dushanbe as well.

Tajik MFA says that in general, the current state of the Tajik-Turkmen relations has a tendency of phased expansion.  The process of practical implementation of the mutual desire of the two countries to work more closely in multi-dimensional cooperation in accordance with the potential and needs of the people reportedly can be seen in bilateral relations.