Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, August 11 / Trend H. Hasanov /
"We will continue to provide our border forces with modern military equipment as part of continuing military reforms in Turkmenistan," Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov said today.
Berdimuhammedov congratulated the State Border Service's management and personnel on the eighteenth anniversary of the border patrol's formation.
"By providing our national border forces with modern military equipment, we are pursuing our primary goal of endowing the country with a reliable defense," Berdimuhammedov said.
Turkmenistan has a common onshore border with Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and an offshore border with Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Iran.
"We will never allow actions that might impede the solid progress of the Turkmen state," he said.
"Our peaceful border represents the boundary of friendship and brotherhood," the president added.