By Kamila Aliyeva
The inauguration of Turkmenistan’s president was held in Rukhiyet Palace in Ashgabat on February 17.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who has been ruling the country since 2007, was re-elected for a third term with 97.69 percent of votes during the election held on February 12.
The inauguration has been held with participation of MPs, members of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Central Election Commission, local state authorities, local self-government, etc.
The re-elected president, in his inauguration speech, outlined priorities of the national economy and defined the steps for making the country a leading industrially developed state.
Berdimuhamedov stressed that it is planned to expand industry, widely implement advanced technologies and take the necessary steps to ensure the dynamic development of the national economy.
“Natural deposits of the country will be used for the provision of prosperous life of the citizens,” the head of the state said.
“We will widely implement economic mechanisms to increase the export volumes of competitive high-quality goods to foreign markets and increase production of import substitutive goods and continue the work for the establishment of electronic industry,” Berdimuhamedov said.
The president also spoke about the development of power generation sector, commissioning of new power stations, increase of energy export and stimulation of solar and wind energy use.
Support and development of the entrepreneurship and market relations in different spheres of the economy were stressed by Berdimuhamedov as one of the top priorities.
Later, Berdimuhamedov has dismissed the Cabinet of Ministers due to formation of a new government.
The members of the Government were instructed to carry out their duties until the adoption of a new composition of the cabinet of Ministers.