President of Turkmenistan calls for consolidated approach towards regional security

Speaking during the Consultative meeting in Tashkent, the President of Turkmenistan emphasized that the meeting opened up a new stage in cooperation between the Central Asian states, aimed at creating all necessary conditions for the sustainable development of the region, establishing efficient mechanisms of collaboration.

The President of Turkmenistan expressed belief that constructivism, commitment to creative joint work, understanding of commonality and nonseparatedness of the fates of fraternal peoples and states and determination to achieve results stand as the crucial factors in relations between the Central Asian states.

Setting ambitious goals, we understand that the key condition to their implementation is lasting and long-term peace, security and stability in our region, said the President of Turkmenistan.

The mechanisms of political consultations at the level of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the five states have started working. They focus on specific issues of the regional agenda, and, first of all, related to security. According to the Turkmen leader, this format of consultations can be supported by closer and coordinated actions of our countries within the UN and OSCE.

It is necessary to establish systemic mechanisms of five-party consultations in these structures so that our delegations have agreed positions on the issues of regional importance and purposefully defend them, relying on mutual support and attracting associates among other states, the President of Turkmenistan said.

Our countries should together in such important areas as regional security. This is of particular importance today, when it becomes clear that such phenomena as terrorism, extremism and organized crime constitute a threat to the peace and well-being of entire states and regions, underlined the President of Turkmenistan.

Source: Turkmenistan State News Agency-TDH