International Forum of Peace and Trust held in Ashgabat
Today, on December 11, the International Conference “Peace and Trust
Policy – Basis of International Security, Stability and Development” in honor
of the 26 th anniversary of the permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan and
International Neutrality Day took place in Turkmen capital.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov participated
to the International Forum in Ashgabat.
The event was attended by the heads of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh
(National Council), Deputy Chairpersons of the Cabinet of Ministers of
Turkmenistan, heads of the ministries and agencies of the country, leaders of
the reputable international organizations, the heads of the diplomatic
missions and representations of the international organizations working in
Ashgabat, rectors of the higher educational institutions of Turkmenistan, the
heads and representatives of the local media, as well as foreign journalists
accredited in Turkmenistan.
In his speech President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
underlined that the principles of peacefulness, trust, openness to dialogue are
inherent in the foundation of Turkmenistan’s foreign policy – permanent
Neutrality. We are proud to say that we are implementing our neutrality for
the benefit of universal development and progress and the fulfillment of the
program objectives of the UN, the Leader of the Nation added.
In addition, President of Turkmenistan emphasized the need to form a
new philosophy of international relations based on clearly defined political
criteria, healthy and strong pragmatism, and universally recognized and
comprehensible human values.
The participants of the Conference listened to the presentations of the
Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization H.Noziri,
Secretary General of the Organization of the Turkic States B.Amreyev,
Secretary General of the International Organization of the Turkic Culture
(TURKSOY) D.Kaseinov, Special Representative of the UN Secretary
General for Central Asia, the Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive
Diplomacy for Central Asia N.Gherman, UN Resident Coordinator in
Turkmenistan D.Shlapachenko and the Head of the OSCE Center in
Ashgabat J.MacGregor.
The speakers noted that taking into account its neutral status
Turkmenistan intends to further strengthen mutually beneficial partnership
with international and regional structures.
As is known, the initiative to hold the current forum belongs to the
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. Being the final
event of the International Year of Peace and Trust, proclaimed by the UN

General Assembly, this multilateral forum has become a kind of accord for
joint actions aimed at restoration of a culture of peace, trust and friendly
dialogue in the relations between the countries of the world.
Following the International Forum of Peace and Trust the solid package
of documents which counts 26 multilateral acts had been signed.
International Conference continued in plenary sessions.