On 12 December 1995, the United Nations' General Assembly adopted a resolution supporting Turkmenistan's neutral status.
The parade included troops chanting "Nation," "Fatherland," and "Turkmenbashi the Great" -- the title given to President Saparmurat Niyazov.
However, Niyazov himself did not attend the event, which was broadcast on national television.
The festivities also featured horse riders parading the flags of the United Nations, the United States, China, Russia, and other countries.
(with Turkmen TV)
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