Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 29
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
Turkmenistan decided to create a new agrarian party, Turkmen government said in a message Sept. 29.
The party's charter and program were also approved, according to the message.
The decision was unanimously adopted at the founding congress of the agrarian party, which elected members of the party's central council and its leader.
Redzhep Bazarov was elected the party's leader in a voting conducted on an alternative basis.
In its commentary the Turkmen State News Agency (Turkmen Dowlet Habarlar Agentligi, TDH) said the agricultural sector is seen today as one of the key areas in Turkmenistan's national economy complex,
TDH aid the national economy in general depends largely on the development of the agricultural sector.
Turkmenistan grows cotton, wheat, rice and sugar beet.
"Within the government programs focusing on a steady improvement in living standards in rural areas, the attention is paid to modernizing the agriculture industry infrastructure, using advanced technologies and the most cost-effective management forms, and raising the volume and range of products that are demanded both in domestic and foreign markets," TDH said.
Turkmen newspaper Vatan said the creation of an agrarian party is the next important step towards large democratic reforms. The newspaper added that the consistent formation of a multiparty socio-political system is one of the most important aspects of the democratic reforms.
In 2012, Turkmenistan adopted the "Law on Political Parties", and the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs was created Aug. 2012.
Until that time, the country had the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan.
Edited by CN