The Parliament of Turkmenistan has accepted the resolution on awarding President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov the Order «Bitaraplyk» (Neutrality) and an anniversary medal «Türkmenistanyň Bitaraplygynyň 25 ýyllygyna» (To the 25th anniversary of neutrality of Turkmenistan). The awarding ceremony was held in the framework of the extended session of the Turkmen government.
As told at the ceremony Speaker of the Parliament Gulshat Mammedova, the Turkmen leader was awarded for his huge personal contribution to the strengthening of political, economic and legal bases of Turkmenistan according to neutrality principles, development of multilateral relations with the states of the world and international organisations, and also for special merits before the people.
The head of the state was also handed the national manat, issued on the occasion of 25th anniversary of neutrality of Turkmenistan and celebratory sweets – «toy pay» according to the Turkmen tradition.
Accepting the award Berdimuhamedov underlined that in his work he relies upon the people of his country and social recognition obliges him further to work, without sparing his energy.
By the decree of the president of Turkmenistan an anniversary medal «To the 25th anniversary of neutrality of Turkmenistan» was awarded the Chairwoman of the Mejlis, vice-premiers, heads of military men and law enforcement bodies, the mayor of Ashkhabad and heads of regional administrations of the country, workers of various branches.