Trust in peace, trust in a partner – the way to yourself

29 January 2021

This very simple thought of the ancient sages is more topical today than ever. After propagating and realising the principles of trust and concord, tolerance and humanism in every society and in every state, these concepts are logically projected into international relations.

The main concern of all humankind has always been and will remain the preservation of peace on earth and good-neighbourly and equal relations based on trust and mutual respect. And in this regard, it would be appropriate to refer to the Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly “2021 – International Year of Peace and Trust”, unanimously adopted in 2019. In particular, this document notes, “Peace is not just the absence of conflict, but a positive, dynamic and participatory process in which dialogue is encouraged.” The resolution contains an appeal to all states and peoples to intensify efforts and activities to promote a culture of peace.

a senior lecturer at the State Energy Institute of Turkmenistan