President of Turkmenistan pleased with results of 2018, but his people are not
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President of Turkmenistan pleased with results of 2018, but his people are not

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov summed up results of development of his country in 2018, noting that he was pleased. According to him, despite difficult situation in global economy, Turkmenistan has managed to maintain high growth rates - by the end of the year, the GDP will be around 6.2%. Head of state said that new program of economic development until 2025 will be adopted in the near future, and it will become the basis for sectoral reforms. However, population will last year remember for abolition of social benefits, reduction of state subsidies, dropping employment rates, drop in income and food crisis.