On Friday morning Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov left Ashgabat for Dashoguz where he visited the main mosque of the northern region. At the entrance to the mosque the head of the state talked to local elders, and then passed together with them inside.
In the mosque Muslim relics which were displayed before in the main mosques of Lebap and Mary regions which were also visited in February of this year by the president of Turkmenistan, were exhibited.
After pubic worship, by tradition, in the mosque territory in a special premise a charitable meal–sadaka given by Berdimuhamedov took place.
Here the president addressed participants of a collective meal, having noted the contribution of residents of Dashoguz to social and economic achievements of Turkmenistan, modern successes of the northern region in various spheres and its rich cultural heritage, architectural ancient monuments which long since have attracted pilgrims.
The Turkmen people piously esteem the cultural wealth and traditions and in the country all conditions for realisation rights of citizens to freedom of worship, religions are created, as Berdimuhamedov told.