The Mukams Palace of the State Cultural Centre hosted event dedicated to declaration of slogan of 2020 «Turkmenistan – Home of Neutrality».
Tradition funded by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to dedicated a year to priorities of the government policy allows focusing on the main directions of historical and modern development of our state and society.
Giving of the status of permanent neutrality to Turkmenistan by the Resolution of the UN General Assembly is a remarkable event of this historical way. The Head of the State notes that the 25th anniversary of neutrality of Turkmenistan is an important date in the history of the country, a millstone in its foreign strategy.
The status of neutrality allowed our country gaining high authority as an important peace-making centre of the planet. It plays a positive role in achievement of success in the economy, social sphere, spiritual and cultural life of Turkmen society. Therefore, the slogan of 2020 reflects the concept of the Head of the State on comprehensive progress of the country in the context of global Sustainable Development Goals.
Today, Turkmenistan is a reliable and competent partner in solution of the main objectives of international cooperation. The subject of this year is related to global initiatives of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. It is worth to remind that at present time, our country is a member of 152 multilateral international documents. It includes 133 Conventions adopted by the UN and its specialized agencies, which include universal standards of international law.
The fact of declaration of December 12 as International Neutrality Day by the United Nations General Assembly by initiative of Turkmenistan brightly indicates the importance of neutrality in modern conditions. Unanimously adopted Resolution highlights the importance of the policy of neutrality in strengthening of peace and security on regional and global level, its role in development of friendly and beneficial relations between countries.
It is worth to mention that the UN General Assembly in co-authorship with 73 member states has unanimously adopted the Resolution on declaration of 2021 as International Year of Peace and Trust by initiative of Turkmenistan.
It was mentioned during current event that foreign course and proposals of the Leader of the Nation are reliable platforms for effective cooperation with all countries and international organizations in strengthening of universal peace.
This is indicated by regular big forums and important meetings in our country, which are organized together with competent structures, especially with the UN, cooperation with which has strategic and long-term character for Turkmenistan.
It was mentioned that internal stability and firmness of political system, staged implementation of democratic principles to the life of the state and society provide reliable positions of Turkmenistan in international arena, equal relation with all states of the world.
The participants stated that the slogan of 2020 is closely related to humanistic principles, which are in the base of home and foreign policy of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov who has developed universal formula of cooperation with the world community, which fully complies with global progressive tendencies of human development.
Neutrality is a base of peace-making diplomacy, equal international collaboration and steadfast progressive development of our state, guarantee of prosperous life of Turkmen citizens.
Having given high appraisal to the principles of the state neutrality of Turkmenistan, which is based on close correlations of national interests, global security and common progress, the participants highlighted that model of foreign course of our country meets the mentality of Turkmen nation, its historical and cultural traditions as well as current realities dictated by geographic strategic location of the country and its resource potential.
Speeches of the participants of the event were combined with artistic dedications to the slogan of 2020 prepared by artists of the capital theatres, song and dance collectives and popular singers. Exhibition of works of Turkmen painters has been expanded in the hall of the Mukams Palace.
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