28.12.07 15:58

President of Turkmenistan says democratization of society next priority task

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov summed up the results of the year 2007 and set new tasks for the government at the Cabinet of Ministers meeting on December 27.

"What I want to emphasize in the first place is that further democratization of the society, strengthening law and order in public life, consolidation of the principles of justice are the priority task for the future. The processes of democratization are under way, they go without haste and steadily," the head of state said.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that the main goal of all undertakings in 2007 was to give new quality and new dynamics to the whole pace of state development and to make the standard life of people of Turkmenistan close to European standards. The president stressed that in 2008 particular attention will be paid to developing the bases of Turkmen statehood.

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