A solemn meeting was held in Turkmenistan on the 30th anniversary of the country’s membership in the UN

On March 3, 2022, a solemn meeting dedicated to the 30th membership of Turkmenistan in the UN under the title "Turkmenistan and the United Nations: dialogue as a guarantee of peace and development" was held in the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

The conference was attended by heads of diplomatic missions and representative offices of international organizations working in Turkmenistan, employees of the diplomatic service of Turkmenistan and representatives of the Turkmen media,

Before the start of the meeting, in the capital's Congress Center, a ceremony of signing a number of important multilateral documents jointly with the UN was held. These documents are designed to comprehensively expand and strengthen the strategic partnership between Turkmenistan and the United Nations.

At the beginning of the solemn meeting at the Foreign Ministry, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov congratulated the heads of the UN system in Ashgabat on the 30th anniversary of the country's accession to the United Nations, and wished everyone peace, prosperity and further success in joint activities.

In his speech, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan emphasized the joint efforts of Turkmenistan and the United Nations to address topical issues of our time in the name of ensuring global peace, security and sustainable development, which are widely supported by the international community.

Of great interest were the speeches of foreign diplomats - heads of representative offices of international organizations accredited in the country, who highly appreciated the development of a multifaceted partnership between Turkmenistan and the UN.

Thus, in her speech, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Central Asia, Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, Natalya Gherman read out the extracts from the message of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who stated the effectiveness and multi-format partnership of Turkmenistan with the UN and its specialized agencies. She also underlined the commitment of Turkmenistan and the UN to further develop cooperation on the path to global peace, stability and security.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Dmitry Shlapachenko, expressing congratulations to the leadership of the country and all the Turkmen people on behalf of the UN agencies and on behalf of his colleagues and staff of the UN Office, stressed that since joining Turkmenistan has significantly strengthened its cooperation with the UN system.

In addition, the Permanent Representative of the UN Development Program Narine Sahakyan noted that the accession of Turkmenistan to the United Nations is a truly significant event that gave rise to a number of innovative and significant initiatives that the Government of Turkmenistan regularly takes on the international arena.

Head of the UNICEF Office in Turkmenistan Mohammad Fayyazi in his speech noted the high level of cooperation and promising areas of relations between Turkmenistan and the UN Children's Fund.

Speaking via videoconference, Ambassador Aksoltan Atayeva, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the UN, congratulated the leadership and the Turkmen people on the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan's accession to the UN, and especially noted the effectiveness of Turkmenistan's interaction with the UN, which affects almost all spheres of life.

The Head of the Country Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Turkmenistan E.Zaitsev, Regional Representative of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for Central Asia R.Komenda, Director of the UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran G.El-Khoury and Regional Manager UN Climate Technology Center R. Garga made their speeches via videoconferencing system.

The speakers emphasized the importance of interaction between the Government of Turkmenistan and the UN and joint achievements. The relevance of the initiatives proposed by Turkmenistan under the leadership of the head of state in the field of energy, transport, ecology, health and other embodied in a number of resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly was also indicated.

Source: Turkmenistan State News Agency-TDH