The participants of the “The Caspian Sea -Sea of Friendship” motocross, which started in Astrakhan (RF) on April 1, reached Turkmenistan, reports “Astrakhan 24”.
The first stopping point was Atyrau, then the path lay through the Mangistau region of Kazakhstan.
The day before, the participants of the motocross arrived in Garabogaz, where they were warmly welcomed by the officials of the Balkan velayat of Turkmenistan. Then the group proceeded to the “Avaza” national tourist zone and stopped at the “Berkarar” hotel. Later, the motorcyclists reached Ashgabat, covering a total of almost 2 thousand km.
Head of the Astrakhan region of the Russian Federation Igor Babushkin is leading the column.
The Astrakhan region and Turkmenistan are linked by long-term cooperation. The trade and economic sphere - one of the key areas of cooperation. Food products, agricultural raw materials, chemical products, ships and watercraft, building materials are exported. Ferrous metals, equipment, mineral products are imported. The agreement on trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation between the Russian region and Turkmenistan has been in force for 15 years.
Astrakhan residents on “iron horses” will visit five Caspian states: the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Azerbaijan. Until April 11, the convoy of motorcyclists will also visit the Iranian cities of Babolser and Reshte, the Azerbaijani cities of Astar and Baku, and the Russian city of Kaspiysk. This action is designed to strengthen good neighborly relations with the countries of the Caspian region.