President of Turkmenistan Held Meeting of State Security Council
OREANDA-NEWS. January 28, 2011. President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces General of the Army Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov chaired a regular meeting of the State Security Council to consider the work done by the military and law enforcement agencies and discussed the measures aimed at strengthening the material and technical basis of the Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies.
Before opening the meeting the Turkmen leader congratulated cordially the high-ranking officers of the national army and all military servants of Turkmenistan on the 19th anniversary of creation of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan and the Defender of the Fatherland Day.
The services of members of the armed forces, who maintained the ancestors’ traditions of valour, courage, heroism and set a brilliant example of faithful service to the Fatherland, in enhancement of defence capability of our independent neutral state, protection of a peaceful and happy life of citizens, are great.
Expressing gratitude to defenders of the Motherland for their faithful performance of the military and patriotic duty, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated them again on the professional holiday and wished every success in guaranteeing the inviolability of borders of the Motherland, its territorial integrity and protecting a peaceful constructive labour of the people in the year of the 20th anniversary of independence.
Then the President appointed the high-ranking officials and gave the floor to the meeting participants.
Secretary of the State Security Council, Minister of Defence Ya. Berdyev heartily congratulated on behalf of the high-ranking officers President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief, General of the Army Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the Defender of the Fatherland Day and wished good health, long life and every success in implementing large-scale reforms to ensure the interests of people and country in the epoch of new Revival. The Minister also expressed profound gratitude for the Turkmen leader’s unceasing concern and tireless efforts to modernize the national army and improve the social and living conditions of military servants and their families.
Minister Ya. Berdyev reported on the progress in implementing the military reform, including the measures taken to strengthen the material and technical basis of the armed forces, train highly qualified military personnel and create the conditions conducive to life and service of military servants.
Commenting on the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that these issues would be given further particular attention. The Turkmen leader emphasized that Turkmenistan committed to the status of neutrality took consistent efforts to enhance defence capability of its army, which stood as the guarantor of peace and cohesion and therefore further prosperity of the country and the welfare of its citizens.
Head of the State Border Guard Service M. Yslamov reported on the ongoing activity of the Service and the situation on the national boundary; Minister of National Security Ch. Amanov reported on the measures taken to maintain and strengthen further the foundations of the state as an essential condition for a peaceful life and constructive labour of the people and the wellbeing of our Motherland; Prosecutor general Ch. Hojamuradov reported on the activity carried out by prosecutors’ offices to ensure the observance of the the rule of law in all spheres of life of the state and society.
Head of the State Service on Drugs A. Garaev reported on the measures taken to intensify the anti-drug activities; Minister of Internal Affairs I. Mulikov reported on the measures taken to strengthen public order, reduce the crime rate and prevent infringement of the law; Chairman of the Supreme Court Ya. Yazmuradov reported on the measures taken to update the judicial system in line with modern requirements and norms of international law.
Chairmen of the Migration Service A. Begliev, Chairman of the State Customs Service M. Berdyev and Minister of Justice M. Karryev reported on the activities carried out in the agencies under the supervision.
Summing up the Security Council meeting, the Turkmen leader focused on the need to strengthen the educational work among military and law enforcement personnel, increase their professional skills and personal responsibility for fulfilling the tasks assigned.
Focusing on the particular responsibility of the high-ranking officials of these agencies, the Turkmen leader Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov severely reprimanded Minister of National Security Ch. Amanov for the unsatisfactory performance of official duties and the shortcomings in his work.
Emphasizing that the military and law enforcement agencies played a critical role in protecting a peaceful and happy life and constructive labour of citizen so Turkmenistan, who strove to mark the 20th anniversary of independence with new labour victories, the Turkmen leader said that the Government would further take rigorous measures to improve the work of these agencies and improve the conditions of life and service of military servants.
In this regard putting emphasis on the importance and significance of the ongoing work on training highly qualified specialists, who had chosen service to the Motherland as their life work, the President emphasized that every military and law enforcement officer must set an example of genuine patriotism, dependability, honesty and devotion to duty – all lofty principles bequeathed to us by our glorious ancestors and revived in the epoch of great reforms.
Upon concluding the State Security Council meeting President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces General of the Army Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished good health and every success in their important work to ensure a peaceful and constructive life of people.
Then President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces General of the Army Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov accepted the congratulations of the Vice Premiers, the high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Defence on the 19th anniversary of creation of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan and the Defender of the Fatherland Day.
Congratulating he Turkmen leader on the holiday, the high-ranking officers of the national army expressed the wishes of good health, long life and new outstanding achievements on the path of ongoing reforms for the benefit of the Motherland and the Turkmen people to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. Those present expressed profound gratitude to the leader of the Turkmen state for the unceasing concern and tireless efforts to strengthen the material and technical basis of the armed forces and improve the social and living conditions of military servants.
Thanking for the congratulations, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that the military reform was of particular importance in the framework of ongoing fundamental comprehensive changes towards the progress of the Turkmen state and society. Its priority aspects include further enhancement of defence capability of the armed forces, advanced personnel training, strengthening of the material and technical basis of the national army, including construction of military towns, where the conditions conducive to life and service are created for military servants, and apartment houses for defenders of the Motherland and their families.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted in this regard that in Turkmenistan much attention was paid to modernisation of the national army through supplying it with state-of-the-art equipment and technologies, training of high qualified specialists, who had a good command of military science. The Turkmen leader emphasized that all these measures were aimed at raising the professionalism of Turkmen military servants, enhancing defence capability of the armed forces – the stronghold of security of the Motherland, peace and cohesion in the native land.
Addressing the meeting participants, the Turkmen leader expressed belief that Turkmen military servants would be further serve faithfully to the Fatherland, which moved resolutely forward along the path of new Revival and great reforms.
In conclusion President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed the wishes of good health, happiness, wellbeing and outstanding accomplishment in their difficult but noble work for the benefit and peace in the Fatherland.