Creation and cooperation for the sake of peace

International scientific conference entitled “Neutrality of Turkmenistan: Creation and cooperation for the sake of peace” was held in the conference hall of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country. It is devoted to the 19th anniversary since obtaining of neutrality status by the Turkmen state. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Parliament and Democratic Party of Turkmenistan organized this representative forum.

The heads of diplomatic representative offices and missions accredited to the country as well as embassies of Turkmenistan in abroad, deputies of the national parliament of the country, political scientists, representatives of authoritative international organizations and structures as well as several ministries and departments of Turkmenistan, social organizations, teachers and students of the higher educational establishments, and mass media took part in the work of the conference.

In the reports delivered at the forum, it was characterized the major stages and results of realization of foreign policy of Turkmenistan within 19 years, which are reflected in all spheres of national development, conceptual reforms on modernization of the state and social structure.

In the speeches of the representatives of authoritative international organizations – UN branch in Geneva, OSCE Center in Turkmenistan, UNICEF in Turkmenistan and others, it was underlined that new philosophy of the Turkmen statehood appeared in close, inseparable interconnection of social, economic, cultural-spiritual and scientific-technological directions of development of Turkmenistan with multipurpose policy in the field of international relations. The last 19 years were marked with significant successes in realization of neutral, peacemaking policy of Turkmenistan, striving to become motive power of progress, peaceful development and prosperity in the region and outside its limits.

Within the framework of conference, it was held solemn presentation of the book of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov “Independent, permanently neutral Turkmenistan”. New edition in three languages – the Turkmen, English and Russian with colorful illustrations, demonstrating the attainments in all spheres of life of prospering Turkmenistan, is the collection of statements and speeches of the head of state devoted to the independence and neutrality of our Motherland.

Throughout the conference, its participants highly appreciated the diplomatic activity of Turkmenistan, level of international cooperation with other states of the world and new initiatives of the nation leader Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov aimed at strengthening of foreign policy, being pursued in the state.

It was particularly underlined that announcement of 2015 – the year of peace and neutrality in our country, when Turkmenistan will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its special status, is the symbol of triumph of peace and security, friendship and good relations, mutual understanding, high goals and principles of humanism. In this regard, a regular international scientific conference is significant event, confirming the correctness of chosen path of our state towards universal stability, peaceable relations with all countries, peace, increase of interest in study of experience on practical implementation of the neutrality of Turkmenistan and foreign-policy initiatives of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.