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India condoles death of Turkmenistan president

India on Friday condoled the death of Turkmenistan's President Saparmurat Niyazov who passed away on Wednesday.

india Updated: Dec 22, 2006 18:00 IST

India on Friday condoled the death of Turkmenistan's President Saparmurat Niyazov who passed away on Wednesday.

In a condolence message to acting President Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedov, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said "at this moment of sorrow, on behalf of the government and people of India, I convey our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased leader and the government and people of Turkmenistan."

He noted that the two countries have mutually benefited from close ties through history and said "I take this opportunity to renew India's commitment to further strengthening the warm and friendly ties".