Turkmenistan Announces Foreign Policy Goals


Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov committed his country to the pursuit of peace, security and diplomacy during an address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21, 2021.

President Berdymukhammedov announced that his country would host an international conference in Ashgabat in December 2021 titled “The Politics of Peace and Trust — the Basis of International Security, Stability, and Development.” 

His U.N. speech also proposed the creation of a zone of peace, trust and cooperation called “Central Asia — Caspian region.” He emphasized that Turkmenistan is interested in helping bring peace, harmony and unity to Afghanistan.  

In the final part of his speech, President Berdymukhammedov affirmed Turkmenistan’s readiness for a continued dialogue on achieving sustainable development goals, including continued focus on minimizing the effects of desertification near the Aral Sea. He expressed his readiness to create a U.N. Special Program for the Aral Sea Basin along with partners in the region. 

Sources: Turkmenportal, United Nations

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