President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received credentials from the new Permanent Representative of the United Nations Development Program in Turkmenistan Narine Sahakyan.
During the conversation, the progress of the implementation of joint projects was considered and long-term plans for interaction aimed at achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, adapted by Turkmenistan at the national level among the first states in the world, were discussed. In particular, in accordance with the cooperation program for the period 2021-2025, economic diversification, digitalization, combating climate change, healthcare, social protection, human rights, etc. were named as priority areas.
Taking the opportunity, the UNDP Resident Representative once again congratulated President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the entire Turkmen people on the adoption of a new national program for the socio-economic development of Turkmenistan for the next 30 years.
The President of Turkmenistan thanked the UN for supporting Turkmen proposals and initiatives regarding the situation in Afghanistan, ensuring global energy security, developing international cooperation in the transport sector, rational use of resources and combating climate change. The Turkmen leader stressed that Ashgabat intends to continue to take an active part in the discussion on the global agenda, closely interacting with agencies and structural divisions of the UN.