President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulates officers, military personnel and cadets with the 25th anniversary of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan

This holiday symbolize the care, great respect and trust of the State to the Armed Forces, - the massage of the Head of the State says. � Ceremonial military parade in honour of the 25th anniversary of the Independence of Turkmenistan showed high defence capability and military potential of national army to the world. You demonstrated your growing military skills and invariable readiness to protect the independence of our state.

According to the military doctrine of defensive character, provision of guaranteed protection of Turkmen State, stipulated by national interests and military security, is the main objective of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan.

New military doctrine developed for strengthening of defence capability of the Motherland, is not aimed at any state of the world. Ancient traditions of Turkmen people like keeping good neighbour relations, peace-loving, establishment of beneficial and equal relations with neighbours, non-interference into internal affairs of any state, non-use of force for solution of any issues are reflected in the doctrine. The policy of Turkmenistan aims at provision of free, peaceful and happy life of the people.

New generation of military personnel was formed under successful large-scale military reform in the country. Social and living conditions of military staff and their families are steadily improved.

The State will continue to pay utmost attention to consolidation and improvement of facilities and equipment base of the Armed Forces, training of regular military personnel, establishment of necessary conditions for their service as well as for their life in comfort houses.

In the Year of Health and inspiration, when V Asian Indoor and martial Arts Games will take place, you are entrusted with important and accountable duties. I am confident that you will fulfil the duties with excellence and make deserving contribution in successful organization of the Games.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper