Neutrality is our pride
As is known, the International Day of Neutrality enhances the prestige of our beloved Motherland in the world as a country that follows the principles of peace, goodwill, humanity, prioritizes mutually beneficial cooperation with other countries and regions, and uses its favourable geopolitical and geoeconomic potential for the interests and development of all humankind. This holiday is widely celebrated at the state level to mark our good neighbourly relations and ancient principles of friendship. Based on the main principles of positive neutrality, Turkmenistan implements an active foreign policy aimed at the interests of the peoples in the region and the world. Adhering to the generally recognized norms of international law, equality, mutual respect, good neighbourliness and mutually beneficial cooperation, our country occupies a worthy place in the international community. Independent, permanently neutral Turkmenistan attaches great importance to strengthening and deepening political, economic and cultural relations established with other countries and prestigious international organisations, namely, the United Nations, the European Union, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.