Start of the conference "Turkmenistan and international organizations: cooperation for peace and development"
Representatives of reputable international organizations arrived to attend the Conference in Ashgabat. The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, heads of government and representatives of the Government of Turkmenistan, regional heads of international organizations including the UN, OSCE, EU, World Bank, EBRD, ADB and others, as well as the chiefs of diplomatic corps accredited in Ashgabat and representatives of local and foreign mass media participated to the event.
The President of Turkmenistan noted that Turkmenistan has chosen the model which has gained the name - Positive Neutrality and formulated its fundamental principles: peace-loving, noninterference in the affairs of other governments, respect of their sovereignty and territorial unity, nonparticipation to the international military organizations and pact. He added that Turkmenistan became a reliable ally and effective partner of the United Nations in the process of preserving and sustaining political stability in the region, developing good neighborly relations, friendship and cooperation.
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Head of Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia Ms. Natalia Gherman, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Ms. Elena Panova, Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat Ms. Natalya Drozd, Charge d’Affaires of the EU Delegation to Turkmenistan Mr. LubomirFrebort, UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia Ms. Ashita Mittal, Officer-in-Charge of UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office Mr. CvetanCvetkovski, and the Director of UNHCR Regional Office Ms.YasukoOda gave speeches during the Conference.
During their speeches, they highlighted the unique nature of Turkmenistan's neutrality policy, whose global goal is to maintain stability, economic growth and security in an exclusively peaceful way, with coordinated action by all members of the international community.
The work of the International Conference will continue in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan in the format of plenary sessions.
According to the information provided by the Embassy of the Republic of Turkmenistan in Ukraine.