Posted 29.02.2012 13:05:59 UTC
Updated 29.02.2012 13:05:59 UTC
President Gül told guest President Berdimuhamedow, whom he welcomed at the Gate of Honour, that the official ceremony will be held at the presence chamber instead the Palace garden due to heavy snowfall.
Berdimuhamedow inspected the guard of honour after the national anthems of the two countries were played.
Arriving in Turkey to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Turkey-Turkmenistan diplomatic relations, President Berdimuhamedow was presented with the Order of State by President Abdullah Gül.
President Gül said at the ceremony "This order is the biggest symbol of the eternal brotherhood that exists between our countries and nations."
Guest President said "I accept this order as a sign of the great respect felt towards the Turkmen people."
The visit that coincided with the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish-Turkmen diplomatic relations, that is 29 February 1992, is Berdimuhammedow's first foreign trip after he was re-elected President in 12 February elections in Turkmenistan.