The head of the famers' union named after M. Sopiev of Ak Bugday district in Akhal province, Hero of Turkmenistan Myratberdy Sopiev retired. According to TDH news agency, the official ceremony to bid a farewell to the farmer in retirement was held on July 26 at a general meeting of workers of the union, which is one of the advanced farmers' unions of Turkmenistan.
The meeting participants thanked the veteran farmer for his many-year diligent work dedicated to increasing the fertility of his native land, and for his great contribution to the development of agro-industrial complex, introduction of achievements of agricultural science and technology into farming. During the meeting, Myratberdy Sopiev was awarded a commemorative gift on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan.
It should be recalled that in the beginning of this year Myratberdy Sopiev celebrated his 80-year anniversary. He worked for more than 50 years as head of the farmers' union. The elder and his farm were often visited by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, discussing with him the pace of agricultural operations, the needs and aspirations of the Turkmen peasants.