Turkmenistan Celebrates 32nd Anniversary of Independence
A Grand Affair in Turkmenistan
The 32nd anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence was recently celebrated with an array of festive activities. The state complex in southern Ashgabat was the epicenter of the celebrations, which included a military parade, folk dances, and costumed performances. President Serdar Berdymukhamedov, along with members of the government and high-ranking military officials, observed these events.
Activities and Recognitions
Various events were planned to mark this occasion, which included award ceremonies for cultural workers who had received state awards and winners of the President of Turkmenistan Türkmeniň Altyn asyry competition. The main events included laying flowers at the Independence Monument in the capital, raising the State banner in the main squares in the velayats, and a ceremonial parade in front of the State Tribune in Ashgabat. Additionally, a festive concert and fireworks on the square in front of the Älem Cultural and Entertainment Center were planned.
Equestrian Performances and Art Exhibitions
Along with the main events, horse races at the International Ahal Teke Equestrian Complex were planned, as well as performances by bagshy musicians, cultural figures, and artists. Exhibitions of works of decorative and applied art were also organized. The press published materials for this significant date and summed up the results of creative competitions.
President Berdimuhamedov’s Emphasis on Cultural Workers
President Serdar Berdimuhamedov acknowledged the colossal work that has been done over the years of independence, and the significant progress that has been achieved in all areas. He emphasized the important role cultural workers play in the development of national traditions, preservation and popularization of historical and cultural heritage, and enhancement of the glory of the Fatherland.
International Conference Coinciding with Independence Day
An international conference titled “Independence of Turkmenistan: experience and prospects for the development of international cooperation” was held in Ashgabat, timed to coincide with the 32nd anniversary of the country’s independence. The conference brought together leaders and representatives from various sectors in Turkmenistan, as well as diplomatic missions of foreign states and representative offices of international organizations accredited in Turkmenistan.
President Berdimuhamedov’s Message
On this festive day, President Berdimuhamedov issued a congratulatory message to the Turkmen people. He expressed his pride in the country’s accomplishments and called for unity and cohesion. He noted that Turkmenistan has made significant progress since independence, becoming a recognized and respected member of the international community.
International Recognition and Participation
Turkmenistan’s Independence Day was also marked by congratulatory messages from foreign leaders, including President Kassym Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan, Chairman Xi Jinping of China, and President Vladimir Putin of Russia. The 32nd Independence Day celebration attracted a large number of foreign guests who took part in the festivities.
Conclusion of the Celebrations
The festive parade in Ashgabat featured military personnel, marching bands, and floats showcasing Turkmenistan’s rich culture and heritage. The parade was followed by a concert and other cultural events, marking a grand conclusion to the 32nd anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence celebrations.
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