Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat held a briefing on the adoption of the

Ashgabat Final Document

On January 8, 2021, a briefing was held in premises of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of Turkmenistan by the Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat Ms.
Natalia Drozd. The main topic was the Ashgabat Final document, adopted on
the outcomes of the International Conference “Policy of neutrality and Its
Importance in Ensuring International Peace, Security and Sustainable
Development” held on December 12 of last year in honor of the 25th
anniversary of Turkmenistan’s permanent neutrality. As known, this Document
was circulated as the documents of the 75th session of the UN General
Assembly and the UN Security Council.

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the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

The event was attended by Turkmen diplomats and faculty members of the
Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
In the beginning of her speech, N.Drozd noted that the last year marked by the
25th anniversary of the international recognition of the status of permanent
neutrality of Turkmenistan was filled with important events.
She emphasized the significance of political, economic and humanitarian
aspects of the policy of neutrality in strengthening the regional and global
security and stability. In this context, Ms. Drozd highlighted the importance of
the Ashgabat Final Document, which urges to develop the concept of
neutrality and promoting the role of neutralism in international efforts to
maintain peace and mutual understanding.
Also N. Drozd noted that this Document calls for the active use of the tools of
preventive diplomacy, which is one of the key components of the OSCE
functions. In this context, she stressed that the Organization highly appraises
Turkmenistan’s adherence to the principles of preventive diplomacy.
“It should be noted specifically that the Ashgabat Document welcomes the
establishment of the Group of Friends of Neutrality for the sake of peace,
security and sustainable development. This initiative of the Government of
Turkmenistan is of particular importance, since the Group will serve as an
effective platform for maintaining equal dialogue on applying the potential of
neutrality in order to improve international political cooperation”, N. Drozd
noted. She also expressed confidence that this Document will serve as a
guideline for further joint activities.
During the briefing, the Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat also
emphasized the importance of the UN General Assembly Resolution declaring
the year 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Confidence. “By initiating
this Resolution, Turkmenistan reaffirmed its commitment to the use of
neutrality to facilitate global efforts to promote peace and security. The
resolution acquires special significance in the light of modern threats to global
security”, N.Drozd added.

Embassy of Turkmenistan