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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 importan

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.

the role of turkmenistan’s neutrality in ensuring international peace is growing

UN Officially Circulates the Ashgabat Final Document among Member States Good news came from New York, where the headquarters of the United Nations is located. The final document of the International Conference entitled “Policy of Neutrality and Its Role in Ensuring International Peace, Security and Sustainable Development”, chaired by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Decem ber 12, 2020, was published in the six official languages of the UN and was officially distributed among the member states.

Important Doctrine in the Life of Humankind

In the book of the respected President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov The Spiritual World of the Turkmen People, it is emphasised that “the most important measure of wealth for a person and humanity is peace on earth, a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. Leading doctrines of peace are based on peaceableness and friendship.” Peace preservation and adherence to the principles of international law, trust, good neighbourliness and friendship are an important component of international documents and national legal systems of the countries of the world. This and also the Resolution “2021 - International Year of Peace and Trust”, adopted at the 106th plenary meeting of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly on the initiative of the President of Turkmenistan, vividly testify to the theoretical and practical significance of these values. For over 30 years of independence and a quarter of a century of permanent neutrality, Turkmenistan, following the concept of peace and trust, has demonstrated the practical importance of these socio-political values for ensuring the development of international economic, political, cultural and humanitarian relations. At the same time, Turkmen culture serves as an inexhaustible source for diplomacy of peace and trust. The significance of Turkmen diplomacy lies in the fact that the truly valuable becomes the common cultural heritage of the entire p

The Triumph of Society-Oriented Policy of the National Leader

In our country, people are proclaimed the highest value of the state and society. In this regard, a key priority of the policy of Turkmenistan is to ensure a free, happy and dignified life for the Turkmen people, which reflects the motto of the leader of the nation “The state is for the people!” The state social policy is aimed at meeting the material and spiritual needs of people, creating conditions conducive to self-realisation of the citizens of the country and therefore at strengthening social justice and maintaining social stability. It involves the main spheres of human life: labour, employment, income, housing, health, education and culture. By developing social infrastructure, the state aims to improve the living standards of the people. In the first half of the year, the average monthly salaries at large and medium-sized enterprises throughout the country were 10.5 percent higher as compared with the same period of 2019. Large-scale construction work on industrial and social facilities continued. In the first half of the year, about 2,500 large facilities totally worth US$ 37 billion were built. In accordance with the National Rural Development Programme of the President of Turkmenistan, 1.3 billion manats were invested, 14 large facilities and a number of apartment houses with a total area of 509,000 square metres, including high-comfort residential buildin

The Head of the State holds meeting with the dean of diplomatic corps

On December 29, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov had video conference meeting with the dean of diplomatic corps in Turkmenistan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation Alexander Blokhin. Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan R. Meredov has also taken part in online meeting. Greeting Russian diplomat, Turkmen Leader has noted that good practice to celebrate New Year together, with participation of the heads of diplomatic missions accredited in Turkmenistan has been established in the last years, however, due to current situation, the meeting is held in new format.

The President of Turkmenistan attends a ceremony of laying flowers at the Neutrality Monument

The Turkmen people united in their aspirations, whose life is brightened by the inspiration of innovative creation in the Era of Might and Happiness, celebrated one of the most significant national holidays – the 25th anniversary of the neutrality of the Motherland with a sense of immeasurable pride. In the early morning, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in the solemn ceremony of laying flowers to the Neutrality Monument – a majestic memorial complex and a symbol of grandiose achievements of the modern history of the Turkmen people.

President of Turkmenistan Attends a Flower-Laying Ceremony at the Monument of Neutrality

On December 12, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov attended a solemn flower-laying ceremony at the Monument of Neutrality. Among those taking part in the ceremony were the Mejlis Chairperson, deputies to the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of military and law enforcement agencies, ministries and agencies, deputies of the national parliament, representatives of public organizations, the mass media, and students.

The speech of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at International conference

Dear participants of International conference!Ladies and gentlemen! First of all, let me welcome you at the ceremonial session of International conference “Policy of neutrality and its significance in provision of universal peace, security and sustainable development”, which is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan. Let me express my gratitude for your participation in this forum, willingness to share your approaches, proposals and opinions on important subjects of its versatile agenda.

The word about Neutrality

Together with the Turkmen people, the world community is celebrating the International Day of Neutrality, included in the calendar of dates significant for all peoples of the world by the UN General Assembly on the initiative of Turkmenistan. This year the holiday is special: the status of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan is 25 years old. On this occasion, representatives of international organisations, diplomats, political scientists and famous public figures share their comments on the role and significance of the policy of positive neutrality in the modern world. They said their word about the neutrality of Turkmenistan.

Turkmenistan Presents Significant Achievements and a Potential for Cooperation

An International Exhibition Opens in Ashgabat, Marking the 25th Anniversary of the Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan An international exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of the neutrality of Turkmenistan has opened at the Expo Centre of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

De­dicated to the an­niver­sa­ry da­te

Within the framework of the wide celebration of the 25th anniversary of the status of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan, the chain of various events continues in the country and abroad. Another digest of round-table meetings, conferences and cultural events held abroad on the initiative of the diplomatic missions of Turkmenistan was compiled based on the materials of the website of the International 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. Conferences. With the assistance of the Consulate of Turkmenistan in the Russian Federation (Astrakhan) and the Agency for International Relations of the Astrakhan region, an online conference on the topic “The role of the positive neutrality of Turkmenistan in ensuring sustainable development of the transport and logistics sector in the Caspian region” was held. The event was attended by representatives of government agencies in the sphere of transport, business representatives, experts, teaching staff of higher educational establishments and also representatives of the media of Turkmenistan and the Astrakhan region. Within the framework of the event, two documents, the Memorandum of Understanding between the Regional Association of Ship Owners and Forwarders of the Astrakhan Regi

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 the ma­te­rial li­fe, hu­man­kind has al­ways at­tached great im­por­tance to the spi­ri­tual and mo­ral being, which was and re­mains