On the occasion of Day of the Naval Forces of Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov attended the inauguration ceremony of the new complex of buildings of the Naval Institute of the Ministry of Defense in the city of Turkmenbashi.
Following the inauguration ceremony, the head of state held an enlarged meeting of the State Security Council at the conference hall of the Institute. The President of Turkmenistan congratulated the meeting participants on Day of Naval Forces, as well as opening of the new complex of buildings of the Naval Institute. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that on this occasion a naval parade will be held for the first time in the western region of the country.
The head of state also stressed that in accordance with its purely defensive military doctrine Turkmenistan established a first ever garrison of the Naval Forces to ensure peace and security of the state border on the Caspian Sea.
After the meeting of the State Security Council, the President of Turkmenistan went to the sea port where he took part in the ceremony of launching a new special warship of the naval forces of Turkmenistan. Then, standing on a special observation tower, the head of state viewed the festive procession of the fleet in the waters of the port.