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the new Opportunities for fruitful Co-operation The foreign policy of Turkmenistan carried out on the basis of positive Neutrality traditions has a great significance in active developing international relations. Those relations fully correspond to the aims of universal efforts directed at attaining and securing prosperity and success in the region and the world.

Neutrality and diplomacy — bases of peace and development

Turkmenistan as a full member of the world community of nations, has an active foreign policy, a key objective of which is to assist in worldwide to the efforts of countries to maintain and promote global security, prevent and neutralize the threat of conflicts, ensure conditions for a peaceful and stable development of the countries and peoples, which facilitates constructive international dialogue. Foreign policy of Neutral Turkmenistan has proven the effectiveness of its diplomacy of peaceful living, good neighborliness and mutually beneficial partnership with all interested parties. The core of the foreign policy of the country, developed by our Esteemed President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, organically combines the fundamental principles of international law and diplomacy, as well as the positive experience of implementing large-scale initiatives to strengthen international co-operation. On the basis of its status, Turkmenistan succeeded to secure partnerships with the major international organizations and to build good-neighborly and equal relations with neighboring states. Neutral foreign policy of the country, in conjunction with the rich resource potential, attracts increasing flow of foreign investments into the economy and contributes to enhancement of the life quality of the population.

Is the basis of development and goodwill co-operation

The foreign policy of our Motherland Turkmenistan is based on its neutrality, peace loving and goodwill international traditions. In the Epoch of Might and Happiness the creative initiatives of our Esteemed President put forward with the aim of strengthening of universal peace, security and stability meet wide support in the whole world. Our Neutral state is widely known in the world as the state putting forward inter regional co-operation, goodwill, mutually beneficial bilateral and multilateral relations in foreign policy. Following the international legal status of Neutrality and taking into consideration the situation formed in the region and the whole world, our Motherland successfully realizes the foreign policy directed at securing the universal prosperity and peaceful development, positive solution of the most important problems of the present times, at regulating mutual understanding and its stability. The growing interests for establishing long term and multilateral relations with our secular, democratic and legal state show that the «Open doors» policy of Turkmenistan manifests itself brightly in all the events of international importance. The adoption of the Resolution «2021 — the International Year of Peace and Trust» at the 106th general meeting of the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization on the 12th of September of 2019 on

Years marked by permanent Neutrality

December 12, 1995 is the official day of the recognition of the status of Turkmenistan's eternal neutrality. This date has been widely celebrated every year as a national holiday and was adopted unanimously 26 years ago with a corresponding resolution. As we know, there is another truth December 12th was unanimously adopted at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly on February 2, 2017 «International Neutrality Day». Now, this day is widely celebrated every year as International Neutrality Day by all countries of the world.

We are happy and peace-loving people

The year 2021, which is being held under the motto “Turkmenistan – the Home of Peace and Trust”, is coming to an end. All the events of the current year have become a vivid confirmation of this motto. Moreover, our people this year widely and solemnly celebrate the 30th anniversary of the sacred independence and the 26th anniversary of the neutral status of Turkmenistan. Owing to the initiatives of the respected President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, which are voiced at various international forums, the world community identifies independent and neutral Turkmenistan with an original state course and a fundamentally new approach to the comprehensive solution of strategic tasks of the development of our country and relations with other countries. This course is based on the principles of neutrality. And they, in turn, are based on the national mentality of our people, which is remarkable for its openness, peaceableness, hospitality and respect for the cultures of other peoples. These features have been formed for centuries, because, as it is known, the Great Silk Road passed through Turkmenistan.

Neutrality —the bright way of peace and development

In the year «Turkmenistan – the Home of Peace and Trust» under the guidance of our Esteemed President, standing at the sources of all of our successes great achievements are attained and high positions are occupied. These great works put into practice show that the great changes carried out for the sake of people owing to the wise policy of our Hero Arkadag and as a result of it our Motherland goes forward along the way of great achievements to brilliant future. In the work of strengthening the universal peace, global security and stability our country pays a special attention to co-operation with large and authoritative international organizations, first of all, with the UNO. Beginning since the first days of gaining Independence Turkmenistan accepted the noble initiatives of the UNO as the aims fully corresponding to mutual co-operation with International Union. Thus during the past 30 years of our Independence using the positive experience of bilateral and multilateral co-operation with foreign countries our Motherland fundamentally developed the international co-operation in all trends. The whole world recognizes that Independent Turkmenistan has chosen the way of Neutrality owing to the glorious history our people.

The international recognition of neutrality of Turkmenistan

Gurbanguly BERDIMUHAMEDOV, President of Turkmenistan:— For us Neutrality is a value which helps to go forward with confident steps, glorifying the humanistic, peace-loving traditions of our people, spreading the name of our powerful state, our united nation in the world. Neutral Turkmenistan is widely known in the world as the country preferring not only its national interests but it is the country putting forward mutually beneficial bilateral and multilateral important international initiatives. Strengthening the universal peace and security is one of the primary trends of the foreign policy followed by our neutral state. In accordance with it following the status of its neutrality, and also taking into consideration the situation formed in the region and in the world Turkmenistan pursues the policy directed at securing the universal prosperous and peaceful development, at solving important issues of the present times and establishing mutual understanding and confidence in the world. And it gives opportunity for Turkmenistan for further strengthening and developing the political, trade-economic and humanitarian relations carried out with neighbouring and other states. Increasing the interests of establishing long-term and multilateral relations with our state shows that the «Open Doors» policy of Turkmenistan finds its expression in all impo

Neutrality of Turkmenistan is the foundation of peaceful development

In the Epoch of Might and Happiness, as a result of wise foreign policy realized by our country the authority of our Fatherland on the international level is constantly rising. The open doors policy of our Motherland creates great opportunities to establish goodwill relations with any country of the world. The main goal of the foreign policy strategy of our Neutral state is to develop bilateral and multilateral relations with the world community. Widening political, trade-economic and cultural humanitarian relations with different states, especially with the countries of the region and with neighbouring states is one of the primary trends. The realization of mutually beneficial and equal relations creates opportunities to understand the present situation of co-operation and to discuss its future trends.

Remarkable Achievements of the Motherland

In Turkmenistan, many important social, cultural and industrial facilities were put into operation in 2020 the motto of which was “Turkmenistan – the Home of Neutrality”. The Homeland of Neutrality

Relying on the Neutral Status

At present, taking into account new modern challenges, the purposeful and far-sighted policy of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov based on the principles of neutrality and aimed at ensuring of peace, trust and harmony at the global and regional levels, is becoming increasingly important. The enormous demand for such policy is evidenced by the unanimous adoption of the Resolutions “2021 – International Year of Peace and Trust” and “The Role and Significance of the Policy of Neutrality in Maintaining and Strengthening International Peace, Security and the Process of Sustainable Development” at the UN General Assembly sessions on the initiative of our country. The establishment of peace and trust is exactly what humanity needs most of all at present, because today these two inseparable concepts are becoming the main condition for cooperation and development. The policy of neutrality of Turkmenistan is based on these simple and rather obvious postulates.