The participants of international forum, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, highly estimate creative character of neutral status of our country Political and military events
IIKSS - International theoretical and practical conference “The Neutrality of Turkmenistan and International Practice: New Achievements of Cooperation for Stable Development” was held in the conference hall of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Representatives of the Mejlis and diplomatic corps of our country, Turkmen National Institute for Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan, the Institute of the State and Law under the President of Turkmenistan, heads of diplomatic missions of foreign countries and international organizations accredited to our country as well as teachers and students of the Institute of International relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and number of other high educational institutions took part in the forum timed to the 21st anniversary of permanent positive neutrality of Turkmenistan.
The greeting message of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was read to the participants of the forum. “The Neutrality of Turkmenistan is the highest display of primordial peace-loving traditions of our people. International cooperation of our state is based on the principles of friendship and mutual respect and these principles are strictly followed indeed. That is why the neutrality is reliable guarantee of realization of our long-term objectives” – the message of the Head of the State highlighted.
It was mentioned in presented reports that neutral status of Turkmenistan became the phenomenon of international diplomacy, considering the fact that our country was declared to be the first neutral state in the modern history, which was recognized by the world community. Creative character of the neutrality became the foundation of multi-aspect foreign policy strategy and diplomacy of our country, promoting the establishment of positive international relations, which are based on traditions of equality, trust and mutual respect.
Currently, after two decades, it can be confidently stated that the neutrality became not only the foundation for successful implementation of large-scale transformation state programmes and social and economic reforms but also important factor of peace and stability in the Central Asia, expansion of versatile cooperation with all interested countries of the world and largest international and regional organizations.
As is known, Turkmenistan, following undertaken obligations, takes most active part in solution of global issues of today for all these years, making priceless contribution in consolidation of peace, security and basis of stable development. Using all instruments of political, diplomatic and economic measures of influence, our country played and continues playing the great role in improvement of political stability in the region, its sustainable economic development including for the account of steadfast realization of umber of important projects and initiatives of international significance.
The Global Sustainable Transport Conference under the UN aegis, which was hold recently in Ashgabat, as well as putting into operation of new railroad Atamyrat – Ymamnazar (Turkmenistan) – Akina (Afghanistan), the first stage of Asian Transnational Transport Corridor, which is summoned to enhance consolidation of fruitful trade and economic cooperation with the states of the region, was brought as a visual example.
In this regards, large interest was risen by the speeches of foreign diplomats, heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited to our country including the UN Permanent Coordinator, Permanent Representative of the UNDP in Turkmenistan Jasinta Catherine Barrins, Representative of the UNICEF in Turkmenistan Shahin Nilofer, Head of the International Committee of Red Cross in the Central Asia Jean-Jerome Casabianca, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Turkmenistan Haleed Faysal Al Sehli, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Turkmenistan Sun Wei-Dong and others who highly appraised the position of sovereign Turkmenistan, which uses its considerable political, economic and cultural potential for the interests of global peace and sustainable development. It was mentioned that regular selection of Turkmenistan as a chairing body of competent international organizations, first of all the United Nations Organization, is an undisputable evidence of high authority of our country.
Hailing large-scale social and economic reforms and efforts for consolidation of peace and security in the planet taken by our country, the participants expressed the confidence in future successful intensification and comprehensive expansion of established constructive international dialog.
Substantial share of the opinions taken place during the forum, objective and comprehensive assessment of versatile foreign policy of Turkmenistan, its influence on global integration processes became considerable contribution into development of theory and practice of international diplomacy.
Special exhibition, expanded in the foyer of the Institute introducing the ancient history of Turkmen people, its rich cultural and spiritual heritage as well as achievements of Turkmenistan for 25 years of the independence, was beautiful supplement of the forum.
Source: State News Agency of Turkmenistan