The Turkmen people widely celebrated the 26th anniversary of the Independence Day of our state. On October 27 at 10 o'clock on morning on the main square of the capital the military parade with participation of representatives of all types of military forces, which once again shown defensive power of the country, high professionalism and training of the Turkmen soldiers, was held.
On the central tribune – was the President of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, members of the government, heads of Majlis, the ministries and industry departments, public organizations, hyakimas of regions and the city of Ashgabat, the diplomats, representatives of foreign delegations who arrived to share the atmosphere of the main holiday with citizens of Turkmenistan. Among hundreds of the spectaculars there were representatives of the foreign companies working in Turkmenistan.
Certainly, the audience was impressed by a review of the modern military land and air equipment which was shown during the parade. So, the column convoy provided the new vehicle means which arrived on arms of national Army - military motorcycles, ATVs and cars of a special purpose.
On the square also there passed the armored cars "NIMR" which are adopted national army equipped with anti-tank missiles "Hornet", tactical UAVs, 82-millimeter mortars and machine guns of browning system.
Among the shown military equipment were the BTR-80A armored truck and the self-propelled anti-tank CARACAL missile system with mobile surface-to-air missile systems, fighting vehicles of the MAN brand with the unmanned aerial vehicles "Orbiter 3B", the latest infantry fighting vehicles, self-propelled art installations, the towed guns, the anti-aircraft missile and jet art complexes "BM-21 BELGRADE" and "Tornado", etc.
The military parade came to the end in air – over the area the Mi-17B5, Mi-8, Agusta-109 and Agusta-139, Eurocopter helicopters, the planes "Diamond-42", "Su-25" and supersonic fighters MiG-29 effectively flew by.
The celebration in honor of the 26 anniversary of independence continued with the festive procession of workers in which representatives of all regions of the country participated.
As it was noted in the congratulatory message of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to compatriots, "twenty six years ago with declaration of independence the foundation of the democratic, constitutional and secular state, political, economic and cultural development of our Fatherland was laid. Independence showed to the whole world the unity and solidarity, high advantage, patriotism, peacefulness and friendliness of our people".
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also reminded that at the recent meeting of the Council of Elders of the country the Program of social and economic development of Turkmenistan for 2018-2024 which main objective - further strengthening of economic capacity of the state and increase in its international prestige was adopted.
In honor of the main holiday of the country in the capital of Turkmenistan and in all regions ceremonies of a flower-laying, opening of large subjects of production, welfare, scientific and educational, medical and sports appointment were held. Across the whole country the gala concerts passed.