On February 11, at an extraordinary meeting of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said that he had made a «difficult decision regarding himself». He noted that young leaders should be actively involved in the work of the state administration, as reported by the news agency «Turkmenistan today».
Berdimuhamedov recalled that at the moment he holds several positions, in particular the post of president, prime minister, head of the State Security Council, supreme commander of the Armed Forces, head of the Halk Maslakhaty (one of the chambers of parliament).
The President emphasized that a couple of years ago he turned 63 years old, and thus he reached the age of the prophet. After that, the head of the state shared the details of the «difficult decision».
The leader of the country drew attention to the fact that he plans to focus on the post of chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty. He noted that a new stage of development has started in the country. According to him, young officials must be given more opportunities to take part in the work of the state administration.
— Young people are the present and future of our state, — said Berdimuhamedov.
It must be added that he has been the President of Turkmenistan for 15 years.