President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Friday announced his decision to give way to young leaders in state administration.
The Turkmen Leader stated his decision during the extraordinary meeting of the Halk Maslahaty (People's Council) chamber of the country’s bicameral parliament Milli Gengesh (National Council).
The meeting was attended by members of Halk Maslahaty, members of the government, deputies, heads of ministries and departments, political parties and public organizations, governors and mayors, the country’s official media reports.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who was first elected as Turkmen President on February 11, 2007, said, “Now for 15 years I have been working in the highest and very responsible position of the President of Turkmenistan”.
“At the same time, I am the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, Chairman of the State Security Council, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty chamber of Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan,” Berdimuhamedov stated.
The Turkmen Leader emphasized that two years ago he reached the age of a prophet and today he wants to discuss his tough decision.
“I support the idea that the way to state administration at a new stage in the development of our country should be given to young leaders who have been brought up in accordance with modern spiritual environment and high requirements. I, as the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty, intend to further direct my vast life and political experience to this area,” President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.
The meeting included reports by government officials on the results of their work in 2021.
The program for the socio-economic development of the country for 2022 and the national program for the socio-economic development of the state for 2022-2052 were also adopted during the meeting.
The Turkmen Leader also signed a Resolution awarding Danev etrap of Lebap velayat, which in 2021 achieved the highest results in all indicators in the social, economic and cultural spheres, with a cash prize of $1 million.