Ecological diplomacy: important sphere of cooperation at the Caspian Sea
Among the strategically important tasks facing the world community, a special place is taken by ensuring environmental safety. This is reflected in the 2030 Global Agenda. Independent neutral Turkmenistan, as a full member of the UN, has identified the solution of problems of ecology and rational use of natural resources among the most important priorities of its foreign policy. The policy pursued by the President of Turkmenistan in this field is based on the principles of positive neutrality and is called environmental diplomacy. Turkmenistan is a supporter of a consolidated and systematic approach to ensuring environmental safety. At the same time, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stresses that “the environment cannot be a hostage to economic and commercial benefits. Our common task is to combine objective economic interests and the realities of international partnership with the need to maintain an ecological balance.” In its environmental diplomacy, Turkmenistan attaches special attention to the unique natural phenomenon – the Caspian Sea.