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The word about Neutrality

The quarter-century anniversary of the neutrality status of Turkmenistan has become, without exaggeration, an event of international significance. Politicians, diplomats, well-known public figures, together with the people of Turkmenistan, share the celebration of this date, significant for the historical fate of our people and state. Following the well-thought course of positive neutrality, Turkmenistan is entering this anniversary year “in an atmosphere of peace and creativity, good-neighbourliness, respect and mutual understanding with its friends and partners in the world community.” These words of the respected President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in the best way possible confirm the correctness and foresight of the choice that independent Turkmenistan made 25 years ago. They said their word about the policy of positive neutrality:

Melodies of the National Decor of the Capital City Architecture

In the new historical era of the Turkmen state, when its cities and settlements have begun to acquire a modern look, the architectural thought turned to the decor of buildings in the national style. The expanded scale of urban planning under the leadership of the Honoured Architect, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, and, as a result, a completely updated look of our cities, prove the correctness of the chosen path. After all, almost every building is now a kind of artistic canvas, reflecting the cultural traditions of the Turkmen people. Folk art as a whole is the collection and achievement of the material and spiritual life of people whose traditions are passed on from one generation to another. Decorating the infrastructure of the urban environment with monumental works, the artists of Turkmenistan carry out a noble mission of preserving and popularising the spiritual heritage, which is one of the priority tasks of our state.

Dedications to the Anniversary

As the historical date – December 12, when the UN delegated the status of permanent neutrality to the sovereign Turkmen state is approaching, the diplomatic missions of our country abroad are increasingly diversifying their activities with various events. The digest below is based on the materials of the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan on the High-Level International Conference entitled “Policy of Neutrality and its Role in Ensuring International Peace, Security and Sustainable Development”. Briefings. Speaking at an online plenary session of the Asia-Pacific Group (ASPAC) of UNESCO on October 21, the Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to UNESCO made a statement on occasion of the 25th anniversary of the status of permanent neutrality of our country. The diplomat briefed the audience on the domestic and foreign policies of Turkmenistan, the history of the status of permanent neutrality of our country and its role in strengthening international and regional stability. The participants were informed of the international initiatives of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The statement of the Ambassador of Turkmenistan was illustrated with a video film about the policy of positive neutrality.

Policy of positive Neutrality – Guarantee of our Successes

This year, Turkmenistan is celebrating a remarkable date – the 25th anniversary of the status of permanent neutrality. The United Nations Resolution “On the permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan” remains the only document of such kind of in the history of UN. The achievements of independent neutral Turkmenistan in all spheres of the life of the society and state and the high authority of the country on the international arena are vivid evidence of the viability of the policy of positive neutrality. Moreover, all this enriches the content of the concept of neutrality. As our esteemed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasises, “The legal status of neutrality, twice recognised by the United Nations, is fundamental basis of the domestic and foreign policy of our powerful state, one of the most important conditions for the rapid development of the economy and the further improvement of the social and living standards of our people.”

Turk­me­nis­tan recog­ni­sed as the sa­fest count­ry in the world

The Gal­lup Glo­bal Re­search Cent­re, the re­sults of who­se polls are con­si­de­red one of the most re­liab­le so­urces of in­for­ma­tion on the sta­te of pub­lic opi­nion, on the ba­sis of the com­pi­led in­dex of law and or­der, recog­ni­sed Turk­me­nis­tan as the sa­fest count­ry in the world. This go­od news has spread all over the world, rai­sing even hig­her the aut­ho­ri­ty of our Mot­her­land and the lea­der of the na­tion Gurbanguly Ber­di­mu­ha­me­dov. It should be emp­ha­si­sed that our count­ry was inclu­ded in the cate­go­ry of the sa­fest count­ries in the world last year in accor­dance with the re­search re­sults of the Ins­ti­tu­te for Econo­mics and Peace, which we­re ref­lected in the 2019 Glo­bal Ter­ro­rism In­dex. Turk­me­nis­tan held a si­mi­lar po­si­tion over the previous several years.

Neut­ra­li­ty – the ba­sis of the na­tio­nal idea

In his new bo­ok The Spi­ri­tual World of the Turk­men Peop­le, the res­pected Pre­si­dent Gurbanguly Ber­di­mu­ha­me­dov no­tes that the es­sence of li­fe, first of all, is ba­sed on the es­tab­lish­ment of the value of a per­son, the­re­fo­re, princip­les, the quin­tes­sence of which is concern for peop­le, are rai­sed on the pe­des­tal to­day. The mot­to “The sta­te is for the peop­le!” is an expres­sion of the es­sence and ma­in cour­se of sta­te po­licy of our dis­tin­guis­hed Pre­si­dent. And this app­roach is decisive in solving ba­sic social prob­lems. The de­ter­mi­na­tion of care for a per­son as a key di­recti­on of the sta­te po­licy and the focus of all socioecono­mic prog­ram­mes on en­su­ring the pros­pe­rous li­fe for citi­zens are con­di­tio­ned by the de­si­re to achieve comp­re­hen­sive prog­ress and to po­si­tively inf­luence the po­li­tical, spi­ri­tual, mo­ral, cul­tu­ral and hu­ma­ni­ta­rian sphe­res of society. Af­ter all, the re­la­tions­hips “sta­te–peop­le” and “society–peop­le” are a cons­tant that exists throug­hout the his­to­ry of hu­man civili­sa­tion. The theo­ry of the socio-po­li­tical sys­tem is ba­sed on the re­la­tions­hips bet­ween the sta­te and the per­son, society and the per­son. That is why along with t

Dedicated to anniversary date

A marathon of events organised by the diplomatic missions of Turkmenistan abroad in honour of the 25th anniversary of the status of permanent neutrality of our country continues. They are informed of on the website of the International High-Level Conference, “Policy of Neutrality and its Role in Ensuring International Peace, Security and Sustainable Development” created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. Below, we present another digest of the events held. Kingdom of Belgium, Brussels. The Embassy of Turkmenistan to the Kingdom of Belgium organised a roundtable discussion on the theme “Constructive Dialogue for Peace and Sustainable Development”. The participants of the discussion were heads and representatives of diplomatic missions in Brussels, the European Institute of Asian Studies, international organisations, including the European Union, structural units of the Secretariat of the Energy Charter.

Dedicated to anniversary date

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the status of permanent neutrality, a relay of events organised abroad by the embassies and diplomatic missions of Turkmenistan continues. This is reported by a website of the International High-Level Conference entitled “Policy of Neutrality and Its Role in Ensuring International Peace, Security and Sustainable Development”, created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan as part of the wide celebration of the anniversary. In Austria, an exhibition of national applied arts of the Turkmen people was organised on September 17. Among the guests were the leadership of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, ambassadors and representatives of the states of the Central Asian region and neighbouring countries, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, the Russian Federation and Iran, and also Iraq, the People’s Republic of China, Pakistan, Serbia as well as other countries. The event was attended by representatives of the Turkmen-Austrian society and other invited guests.

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President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov conducted a regular sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers via the digital video communication system in videoconference mode, at which some topical issues of the state life were discussed and drafts of a number of documents were considered. A telephone conversation between the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Arif Alvi took place.

Statement by the President of Turkmenistan at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly

Dear Mr. President!Dear Mr. Secretary General! First of all, let me congratulate Mr. Volkan Bozkir on his election as President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly and wish him success in this responsible position.