President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed Turkmen people on occasion of the adoption of the Resolution of declaration of December 12 as International Day of Neutrality by the United Nations General Assembly.
Having cordially congratulated all compatriots on this memorable event, the President of Turkmenistan made special mention that the fact of adoption of above-mentioned Resolution during the 71st UN General Assembly on February 2, 2017 re-stated universal importance of permanent neutrality of our Motherland. This document reflects crucial essence of the experience gained by our country in this direction for two and half decades. The UN General Assembly also emphasized that Turkmen neutrality is oriented at perspective as effective mechanism of successful relations and cooperation for support of universal peace and security.
The Head of the State said that this event indicates that the policy of independent Turkmenistan is highly appreciated by the world community as it rests upon primordially peace-loving and humane principles of Turkmen people as well as on its centuries-old historical experience and traditions. These principles and traditions are aimed at provision of global peace and progress. In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed sincere gratitude to the countries, which supported the Resolution and acted as sponsors as well as other members of the United Nations.
We pay utmost attention to consolidation of our neutrality and are proud of this special legal status of the Motherland. The neutrality is our main doctrine. It summons to protect the peace on the planet, develop friendly relations between the people declaring humanitarian principles and promotes the solidarity, - the Head of the State said. Turkmenistan demonstrates true adherence to its international legal status practically proving that the neutrality, peace-loving and good neighbourhood are the basis of our foreign policy.
Permanent neutral status of our Motherland plays important role in establishment of broad cooperation with foreign countries in political, economic, cultural, scientific, educational and other spheres. It is useful for implementation of multidimensional foreign policy strategy.
Our initiatives and proposals for development of international trade and economic relations, provision of ecological security due to climate change, environment protection and establishment of transnational transport corridors received general support of the world community, - President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted. Comprehensive support and steady development of Turkmenistan initiatives on international level were another evidence of growing efficiency of versatile diplomacy of our country in the United Nations.
Addressing the compatriots, the Head of the State expressed the confidence that Turkmenistan would continue pursuing the policy aimed at consolidation of friendship and beneficial international cooperation, which meet common interests, both national and the world community as well as the goals of global peace and progress.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper