“I heartily congratulate you on the national holiday – the 28th anniversary of the independence of Turkmenistan! This great day is marked by our successes and victories, this holiday inspires achievement of new high goals”, – the President’s congratulatory message says to the Turkmen people.


– We celebrate Independence Day with significant events, wonderful achievements, solemn events testifying to the confident steps of our neutral Homeland along the path of peace, creation and progress.


Twenty-eight years ago, Turkmenistan chose the path of democratic, legal, secular development. Our domestic and foreign policies aimed at achieving peace, creation and progress, our large-scale initiatives for the benefit of the country and all mankind, successfully implemented projects of international importance, fundamental transformations are subordinated to the great goal – the comprehensive harmonious development of an independent state, the systematic increase in the welfare of the people, – emphasizes in circulation.


In order to bring Turkmenistan to the level of countries developed in the political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, in accordance with the goals set by the country's Socio-Economic Development Program for 2019-2025, we are carrying out a radical modernization of all sectors of the national economy, we are moving to a digital system. We are building new cities and villages, gas pipelines, high-speed highways, large innovative industrial complexes.


At the meeting of the Halk Maslakhaty of Turkmenistan held on the eve of the holiday, we discussed the tasks of ensuring the further prosperity of our sovereign state and set ourselves even higher goals.


Following the basic principles and goals of the neutral legal status recognized in the world and enshrined in the Constitution of Turkmenistan, we are steadily strengthening the international authority of our country. We are systematically building up and expanding political, economic and cultural ties with such authoritative structures as the United Nations, the European Union, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Non-Aligned Movement, the Islamic Cooperation Organization, and other countries of the world. We are consolidating efforts to strengthen peace and solidarity on the planet, to ensure internal development and national interests in the global space.


The basis of the international community recognized and broad support for all our successes is the independence and neutrality of Turkmenistan, the presidential message notes.


Concluding his Address to the People, the Turkmen leader wished compatriots good health, longevity, happiness and family well-being, great success in their work for the prosperity of the country.