A delegation of Turkmenistan appended a declaration at a meeting of the Security Committee of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The content of the declaration is Turkmenistan’s security strategy based on the principles of neutrality.
In particular, it was noted that on December 12 of the current year, it is celebrated the 25th anniversary of the international recognition of Turkmenistan as a permanently neutral state, which determined the basis of its foreign policy.
The Head of the Turkmen delegation also spoke about the activities of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, headquartered in Ashgabat, and the implementation of Turkmenistan’s initiatives against modern threats. In this context, it was noted that in December 2019, Turkmenistan adopted the National Strategy for Preventing Violent Extremism and Countering Terrorism for 2020-2024 and the National Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons for 2020-2022.
The statement also underlined that Turkmenistan is a strong supporter of the settlement of disputes exceptionally by peaceful political means, and in this context, the government is developing cooperation with the relevant institutions of the UN, EU, OSCE, CIS and other international organizations, the world community.
The meeting participants were acquainted with key initiatives of Turkmenistan in the field of security, as well as with the Program of the International Year of Peace and Trust, which proclaimed 2021 by the UN resolution adopted during the 74th session of the UN General Assembly at the initiative of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.