Towards New Heights of Progress: Volume 11 spotlights landmark events of 2017

The 11th volume of the selected works, Towards New Heights of Progress, has come out. Published in the Turkmen, English and Russian languages, the book contains a selection of keynote addresses, speeches, articles, interviews and welcoming addresses delivered by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in 2017.

The edition features an introduction that offers a detailed analysis of the progress of national, regional and sectoral programs and focuses on state building; socio-political and spiritual-cultural life; market-oriented economic reforms; development of the social sector; implementation of foreign policy.

The article places special emphasis on the importance of personnel policy that values ideological, political, moral, business and organizational qualities of employees, first of all, such as honesty, personal integrity, professional competence, a desire to work with great dedication, make full use of one's knowledge and experience and learn something new, creativity, teamwork skills, self-discipline, and personal initiative.

The country's constitutional and legal reform, which is carried out in line with international rules and aimed at providing a legal ground for Turkmenistan's advance on the path to all-round prosperity, also receives much attention in this volume.

The edition features articles on the activities of government bodies, democratization of state, party and social organizations, the process of building civil society and strengthening democratic governance. A special place is given to the political and legal conditions for implementing international treaties, conventions and agreements in the field of human rights, freedoms and interests. Many articles examine the key issues of innovation-based economic development.

The volume also focuses on the important event in 2017, the presidential elections, which ended in Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's convincing victory and his re-election to office for a third term.

This fact is a vivid illustration of the Turkmen nation's total support of the policy pursued by the head of state.

One of the key topics covered in the edition is the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. The region's biggest-ever multi-sport event has marked a qualitatively new epoch in the history of Turkmen sport and has placed our country among the leaders in international cooperation in sports on the continent.

The book thoroughly explores social development as well. Budget expenditures on education, science, the housing and public utility sector, healthcare, social support, culture, etc. amount to up to 80 percent. This is evidenced by the provided information on the growth of real income and boosted buying power of the population thanks to annually increased wages, pensions, state benefit and monthly students' payments as well as local business development in the wake of the phased introduction of market mechanisms into the national economy.

The volume of the selected works by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ends with photographic illustrations and has enormous theoretical and practical importance for deeper understanding of the Turkmen leader's policy goals and objectives.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper