President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the country Army General Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov inspected the works for improvement of equipment and facilities base of the Air forces of the country in one of the divisions.
In the morning, the Head of the State arrived in the air base.
Secretary of the State Security Council, Defence Minister Ya. Berdiyev reported to the Head f the State on the situation in military divisions of the Air Forces and on the measures taken under the realization of comprehensive military reform, which is aimed at the consolidation of the power and defensive capability of National Army.
Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that Turkmenistan, being invariably committed to its neutral status and realizing defensive military doctrine, would continue taking care of defensive capability as a guarantee of peace and security of the country and prosperous life of people. The Leader of the Nation noted that provision of the Armed Forces with new specialized equipment and with all conditions for successful service and living of the officers and ratings remains the main directions of the state policy in the sphere in future.
Training of highly qualified personnel is one of the key aspects of military reform, the Head of the State said. In this regard, the top of the Defence Ministry was ordered to hold under control all issues of the improvement of professional skills, theoretical, political and physical training of new soldiers including in the Air Forces who have to be brought up in the spirit of patriotism and best traditions of noble Turkmen warriors.
Focusing on the priority subject of the Air Force of the country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that Turkmenistan, like any other state, has to provide reliable protection of its borders. Regular military tactical exercises, which are to demonstrate the level of professionalism of military personnel, power and defensive potential of National Army, are aimed for this purpose.
After, the Head of the State took the helm of military helicopter to test the capabilities of new aircrafts personally. Having lifted the aircraft in the air, the Supreme Commander checked high technical characteristics of the helicopter equipped with modern electronics providing advanced military and tactical potential of the combat ship.
Modernizing the Armed Forces, Turkmenistan has always been and remained to be committed to its neutral status that was approved by the world community and serving as an important factor of the support of peace and stability not only in the country but in the region for all these years. Our state implements foreign strategy based on friendship, good neighbourliness and wide international cooperation.
Honest and faultless service of the sacred duty for defence of the Motherland by military personnel is a guarantee of peaceful life, prosperity and creative work of the nation, territorial integrity of independent neutral Turkmenistan.
Having completed the flight, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov left the place of the event.
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