Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Oct. 7 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Turkmenistan will increase requirements on managers and staff of military and law enforcement agencies "to further enhance their level of professionalism, including the strict observance of the rule of law, and strengthening discipline among military personnel."
Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov, the Turkmen President and Supreme Commander of the Turkmen Armed Forces, made the statement at a meeting of the State Security Council, the Turkmen governmental press service reported.
"The sacred duty of each employee of these entities is ensuring strict compliance with the country's law and order, protect citizens' rights and the conditions for the prosperous life and creative work of the Turkmen people," Berdimuhammedov said.
The meeting discussed key aspects of the implementation of the national military doctrine based on "its purely defensive, peaceful nature."
"Turkmenistan, being committed to a highly neutral status, has been steadily pursuing foreign policy based on the principles of peace and humanitarianism, good neighborliness and wide international cooperation, developing and strengthening friendly relations with all nations of the planet," he said.
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