Conference "Policy of Neutrality and Preventive Diplomacy"
The Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan hosted a conference on "Policy of Neutrality and Preventive Diplomacy in International Relations: Experience of Turkmenistan and its Importance" and an exhibition dedicated to the celebration of the International Day of Neutrality.
The conference was attended by the deputies of the Mejlis, heads of ministries and departments, diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, heads and representatives of the embassies and international organizations working in Turkmenistan, heads of diplomatic missions of Turkmenistan abroad, teachers and students of higher educational institutions, representatives of public organizations and mass media.
Rector of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan addressed the conference participants with a welcoming speech. Then Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov read the congratulatory message of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed to the conference participants.
According to the speakers, the neutrality of the Turkmen state is considered today as the most important factor for ensuring sustainable development on a regional and global scale. The legal status of the neutrality of our country was highly appreciated as an important tool for establishing interstate dialogue, an effective mechanism for developing relations of mutual understanding and good-neighborliness.
At the end of the conference the participants adopted an Address to the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. In the Address, the participants of the conference expressed sincere gratitude to the President of Turkmenistan for his tireless work in ensuring peace in the interests of all mankind through the development, stability and implementation of the principles of humanism, as well as the wishes of new outstanding successes in his multifaceted activities aimed at the well-being and prosperity of Turkmenistan.
The International Conference "The UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia: 10 Years of Cooperation with Central Asia for Peace and Prosperity of the Region" was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Center.
Heads of diplomatic missions of foreign countries and representatives of international organizations accredited in Turkmenistan, officers of the diplomatic service of Turkmenistan, representatives of the Turkmen media and accredited foreign journalists were invited to participate in the conference.
Greeting the participants of the conference, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov addressed the welcoming speech. Speaking about the role of the UN General Assembly resolution on the role of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, it was noted that the unanimous adoption of this resolution at the 55th plenary meeting of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly as a fundamental document was another evidence of recognition by the world community the peaceful policy of Turkmenistan.
In this context, it was stated that the opening of this Center with the support of all of the states of the region once again confirmed the unity of the course of the world community for creating conditions for cooperation of the Central Asian countries with the UN and other international organizations.
The plenary session, entitled "Promoting dialogue, preventing conflicts: best practices, lessons and future perspectives" began its work with a video about the activities of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia.
Then the floor was given to the heads of delegations of the participating countries. The reports were made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan A.Kamilov, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania D.Nekulaesku, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan E.Ashikbayev, the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic D.Kemelova, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan M. Khuseinzoda, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation A. Pankin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan N. Andisha, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Turkmenistan Sun Weydun.
During the speeches, the speakers expressed their views on topical issues of foreign policy and international relations, the modern experience of neutrality. A special role was assigned to two significant dates - the International Day of Neutrality and the 10th anniversary of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia.