Speaking at the Conference “Turkmenistan and International Organizations: Cooperation for Peace and Development”, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said that the establishment by the UN on the proposal of Turkmenistan of the International Day of Neutrality, which is celebrated on December 12, indicates the importance of neutrality in modern conditions.
The relevant UN resolution emphasizes the importance of the policy of neutrality in strengthening international peace and security on both a regional and global scale.
Being the neutral state, Turkmenistan considers establishing a culture of dialogue in resolving emerging problems and contradictions as one of its priority objectives, the Turkmen leader said. It was on the initiative of Turkmenistan that the UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution declaring 2021 to be the International Year of Peace and Trust.
This Resolution highlights the importance of the preventive diplomacy to which Turkmenistan is committed. According to Berdimuhamedov, preventive diplomacy should have a more significant role in preventing conflicts, establishing and maintaining peace as one of the effective instruments of multilateral diplomacy.
The Turkmen leader said that this Resolution is rather relevant in the light of the trends in international policy, when a difficult situation is observed in a number of regions of the globe, conflict zones expand and the level of trust and mutual understanding decreases.