27.10.2014 President of Turkmenistan congratulates citizens of Turkmenistan on Independence Day

In his congratulatory address to the people of Turkmenistan on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of independence of Turkmenistan the President of Turkmenistan said: "The independence has laid a solid foundation for the entry of Turkmenistan in the ranks of developed countries, the establishment of multifaceted cooperation with different countries and international organisations. Our Fatherland, having gained outstanding achievements in socio-economic, spiritual and cultural development for 23 years, has turned into one of the strongest nations of the world." 


President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized :"Independence Day is the great holiday, symbolizing the high spirit, unity and cohesion of the people, their tremendous creative potential and unwavering confidence in achieving new heights of progress." 


The Turkmen leader said: "In the epoch of might and happiness we attach particular importance to the stability and balanced development of the national economy and its successful integration into the world economy. We are taking large-scale measures to develop villages, settlements, towns in etraps and etrap centres of the motherland, build housing estates with modern conveniences, develop the road-building sector and transport and communications infrastructure and create large industrial complexes equipped with the latest technology. These transformations contribute to strengthening the foundations of the sovereignty of the Turkmen state, promoting sustainable social and economic development of the country and significantly increasing the welfare of our people. 


The prestige of our beloved homeland as the country , which is continuously committed to the principles of peace, good neighbourliness and humanism and has determined the expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation with different countries and international organisations as a priority of the national policy, has increased in the international arena during the years of independence. 


"The policy we have chosen is aimed at defending and strengthening the foundations of state sovereignty, speeding up the development of the national economy, steadily increasing the welfare of the people and promoting the policy of neutrality that ensures the enhancement of mutually beneficial relations with the countries of the planet and major international organisations on the basis of peace and friendship," President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said. 


Congratulating citizens of Turkmenistan on Independence Day - the national holiday that enhances the feeling of unity and love for independent sovereign motherland and contributes to the consolidation of the Turkmen society, the President of Turkmenistan wished everyone good health, long life, happiness and family welfare.