President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was awarded the “Türkmen edermen” (Valiant Turkmen) medal and the “Garaşsyz Türkmenistanyň Watan goragçysy (Defender of the Independent Turkmenistan) jubilee medal.
The medals were presented to the President on the basis of the Resolution of the Mejlis of Milli Gengesh (National Council), the bicameral parliament of the country, by the Mejlis Chairman Gulshat Mammedova at the ceremony of presenting state awards to members of the State Security Council, conferring military ranks and qualification classes.
The ceremony was held within the framework of events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the country's independence.
During the event, the Turkmen Leader presented the members of the State Security Council with commemorative medals Garaşsyz Türkmenistanyň Watan goragçysy and commemorative symbols – the national manat Altyn Şaý (Golden coin).
The Head of State also conferred military ranks and qualification classes to the members of the country's military and law enforcement agencies.
Lieutenant General Charymyrat Amanov, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, Secretary of the State Security Council, was awarded the military rank of Colonel General.
The Minister of Defense of Turkmenistan Major General Begench Gundogdiyev was awarded the military rank of Lieutenant General.
Minister of Justice of Turkmenistan Senior Counselor of Justice Begmyrat Muhamedov was awarded the qualification class of State Counselor of Justice of the 3rd class.
The Head of the State Customs Service Lieutenant Colonel Maksat Hudaykuliyev was awarded the military rank of Colonel.
The Head of the State Migration Service Lieutenant Colonel Nazar Atagarayev was also awarded the military rank of Colonel.
On behalf of the entire personnel of the country's military and law enforcement agencies, the Head of State was also presented with a memorable gift on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the country's independence.
At the end of the ceremony, the President of Turkmenistan once again congratulated the leaders of the military and law enforcement agencies on state awards, regular military ranks and qualification class.