Telephone conversation between the President of Turkmenistan and the UN General Secretary

Today, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres.

Having warmly welcomed the head of the international organization, the Turkmen leader said that according to the results of the Presidential elections held on March 12 announced by the Central Election Commission, Serdar Berdimuhamedov was elected the new President of Turkmenistan.

At the same time, the leader of the nation noted that he intends to continue his active work, but in a new capacity - the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan.

Taking the opportunity, the head of state thanked António Guterres for the attention paid to the development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the United Nations, as well as for fruitful joint work. As the Turkmen leader noted, over the past years, Turkmenistan and the UN have effectively cooperated in a wide range of areas, including in such important areas as ensuring peace and security, sustainable energy and transport, solving economic, social, humanitarian and environmental issues.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed confidence that the strategic partnership with the authoritative international organization and its structural institutions would continue to be strengthened in the name of stability, peace and sustainable development on the planet.

The UN General Secretary, in turn, congratulated the leader of the nation on the early presidential elections successfully held on a broad alternative basis, in an atmosphere of transparency and openness, which became a clear and evident fact of Turkmenistan's steady pursuit of a democratic, creative path of development. António Guterres also expressed gratitude to Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for supporting the United Nations throughout his 15 years as President of Turkmenistan.

As noted, over the years, deep partnerships have been established between Turkmenistan and the UN in an effort to make the world a better, socially and economically secure place, as well as to improve living standards in the region and around the world. The Turkmen state is an important supporter of the multi-vector system, fulfilling and contributing to the tasks of the Sustainable Development Goals, and making a great contribution to solving world problems, António Guterres stated.

Having wished the head of the UN good health, long life and success in solving the global problems of our time, the leader of the nation handed over the phone to the newly elected President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

Warmly congratulating the newly elected head of the Turkmen state on his convincing victory in the elections, the head of the UN wished him great success in his important and responsible post.

Sincerely thanking António Guterres for congratulations and best wishes on his election to the highest state post, Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasized that he intends to continue the course begun by the previous President of the country to further expand and strengthen all-round cooperation with the UN.

Assuring that independent neutral Turkmenistan will continue to make efforts for universal development, as well as contribute to strengthening peace and stability on the planet, the newly elected President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov wished UN General Secretary António Guterres good health and success in responsible international activities.

Source: Turkmenistan State News Agency-TDH