Today Turkmenistan marks the 29th anniversary of independence. The festive morning began in Ashgabat with a flower-laying ceremony at the Independence Monument.
After that a military parade took place on the main square of the capital, demonstrating the modern military equipment of the National Army. The parade was hosted by the President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the country, General of the Army Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
The festive demonstration unfolded in the air, too. Then the military parade was replaced by an automobile procession representing various industries. Colorful car platforms demonstrated the economic potential of Turkmenistan, achievements in oil and gas, chemical, textile, transport and communication, agricultural and other spheres.