Security Priorities — the Foundations of the Neutrality of Our Motherland

20 August 2021

Over the years of the independent development of Turkmenistan, the principle of neutrality, which underlies both domestic and foreign policies of our country and is enshrined in its Basic Law, has firmly established itself in world politics and diplomacy as an effective and promising model of international cooperation. That is why, Turkmenistan actively uses the economic, environmental, humanitarian and other components of its foreign policy in its relations with the outside world. Moreover, the leader of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov consistently puts forward an increasing number of large-scale foreign-policy initiatives aimed at strengthening peace, security and sustainable development, and they are widely recognised in the world community, making an increasingly significant contribution to solving regional and global problems facing humanity.

For example, the complex processes taking place in the world in recent years are undoubtedly leading to the rise in tension and a declining level of trust among nations. It is known that Turkmenistan has always considered and continues to consider it counterproductive and futile to resolve disputes by force and consistently advocates the solution of all issues by political and diplomatic means. That is why, the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the Resolution “International Year of Peace and Trust, 2021” on the initiative of Turkmenistan. The Resolution was co-sponsored by 73 countries of the world. The adoption of this important document enabled our country to demonstrate its efforts in the name of the triumph of peace and friendship to the world. On the other hand, the implementation of this important resolution by the UN member states has contributed and continues to contribute to building confidence among nations and states.

Amangeldy RAHMANOV,
the Head of the Department, Institute of International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan, Doctor of History, Professor