Russia and Turkmenistan have no controversial issues and misunderstanding in the foreign policy, Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov told a press conference on Wednesday. Meanwhile, there are some problems, he noted. "There are some issues aggravating our economic relations," he said. However, they are not antagonistic, the President believes. Ashkhabad assigns priority to relations with Russia, he stressed.
First and foremost, it goes about the replacement of the French-Russian SaM146 engine with the Russian PD-8 aircraft engine