Turkmenistan widely celebrated the 29th anniversary of Independence on Sunday.
According to the TDH news agency, a solemn ceremony of laying flowers at the Monument of Independence, with the participation of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, was held in Ashgabat.
Government officials, heads of the Mejlis (Parliament), military and law enforcement agencies, ministries and departments of the country, representatives of public organizations, honorary elders, students, residents and guests of the capital also attended the ceremony.
Then, a military parade to commemorate the Independence Day was held on the main square of the capital.
The TDH said the military parade, once again, demonstrated the high professionalism and training of Turkmen soldiers. Military and law enforcement agencies demonstrated a considerable quantity of military technologies, samples of equipment and weapons.
Representatives of the parliament and the public, all branches of the national economy, culture, education, healthcare, scientific and sports circles and of all regions of the country took part in the festive parade.
The holiday was also widely celebrated in all velayats of Turkmenistan.