On December 12, Turkmenistan celebrated the Day of Neutrality. In the morning, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov laid flowers at the Monument of Neutrality, the state news agency TDH reports. .
In addition to the head of state, the ceremony was attended by the chairman of the Mejlis Milli Gengesh, deputy chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty, deputy prime ministers, heads of military and law enforcement agencies, ministries and departments, the khyakim of Ashgabat, ambassadors of Turkmenistan to foreign countries.
The heads of diplomatic missions, international organizations, representatives of the EU delegation, which arrived in Ashgabat on December 10, also bowed to the monument and Berdimuhamedov .
Turkmen officials and foreign diplomats traditionally bow first to the monument, and then to the head of state, standing on the side, while laying flowers at the monuments in honor of the Day of Neutrality, Victory Day, Flag Day and other significant dates. Now editors of the Turkmen television are trying to cut out a bow to the head of state.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan