At the 60th plenary meeting of the 77th session, the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution “The Role of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia”, proposed by Turkmenistan on behalf of the Central Asian countries.
Presenting the resolution, the Turkmen side stressed that the center established in Ashgabat in 2007 is the first such UN structure with a mandate to carry out preventive diplomacy. According to Ashgabat, the center has established itself as an effective platform for strengthening regional dialogue, anticipating potential risks and early warning of conflicts.
The adopted resolution emphasizes the importance of regular contacts of the center with regional organizations that carry out activities in Central Asia to strengthen peace and stability, and also notes the need to use this experience in other regions of the world. The resolution of the UN General Assembly, co-sponsored by 91 states, was adopted by consensus.
President Serdar Berdimuhamedov congratulated the people of Turkmenistan on this significant event. The congratulatory address of the head of state notes that this fact has become new evidence of the high international prestige of Turkmenistan, the effectiveness of the foreign policy pursued, confirmation of the relevance of preventive diplomacy and recognition of the important role of the UN special political missions in maintaining peace and world order.