Having voted in the elections of the President of Turkmenistan at the polling station no. 48 of Kopetdag etrap, Ashgabat, Acting Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed the present participating constituents included young man and women, who participated for the first time in the elections. Traditionally, they received memorable gifts. National and international observers, large group of Turkmen and foreign journalists covering the elections of the President of Turkmenistan were also there. It is worth mentioning that this event rose keen interest of international mass media.
Speaking to the participants, Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that it is remarkable event in the history of our independent neutral Motherland.
Recently, new edition of the Constitution of Turkmenistan reflecting standards and principles of international law was adopted at the Council of the Elders. We performed joint work with international experts to state clearly the provisions playing directive role for the development of our democratic temporal state and civil society.
According to the new constitution, the term of office of the President is extended to 7 years, which means that the choice made by us today will define the strategy of the development of the country for next seven years.
Having reminded that 9 nominees from the Parties and initiative groups of the citizens take part in the elections as the candidates for the highest government post, the Head of the State mentioned that the programme of each candidate is aimed at further development and prosperity of the country and its deserving future.
Having wished success to other candidates, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that all aspirants for the post of the Head of the State are united by common objectives � to make considerable contribution to large-scale changes in Turkmenistan.
Speaking of our foreign policy, we are the only neutral state in the world, which status was recognized by the UN twice and the fact that the United Nations declared December 12 as International Neutrality Day indicates the growth of authority of our country, the Head of the State said and congratulated everybody with this remarkable event.
With regards to internal policy, we developed and successfully implement number of programmes. One of the programmes is until 2020 and is aimed at social and economic development of our country, improvement of life level of the population, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted.
Another large national programme is aimed at making of our country as large industrial power. In this aspect, we carry out colossal work, the head of the State said, having noted the importance of provision of economic interests and establishment if new employments and opening of new designations. The President of Turkmenistan noted that there are big objectives for the country in next seven years and wished success to every candidate.
The Head of the State also expressed the gratitude to the representatives of other states, competent international organizations and mass media for the participations as observers in the elections.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper