December 11-12, 2020
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

2020 year -
Turkmenistan – Home of Neutrality

International Conference «Policy of Neutrality and its importance in ensuring international peace, security and sustainable development»

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OSCE Centre in Ashkhabad organized lectures for future diplomats ahead of 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s permanent Neutrality

The OSCE Centre in Ashgabat organized an event to mark the 25th anniversary of permanent Neutrality status gained by Turkmenistan back in 1995. The first in a series of OSCE-organized online lectures for university students in Turkmenistan took place from 18 to 20 November 2020.

Over 30 students and teaching staff of the International Relations and Law Departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Institute of International Relations and International University for Humanity and Development attended lectures delivered by a professor from the Netherlands.

The lectures focused on the history of neutrality and security of states, the nature of preventive diplomacy, and negotiation. International expert introduced participants to the profession of diplomacy and facilitated discussions on how culture and language can influence the negotiation process.

“By maintaining friendly, impartial, and mutually beneficial relations, neutral Turkmenistan has made many significant achievements within this status, one of the pillars of which is preventive diplomacy,” said Natalya Drozd, Head of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat. “We organized this course to introduce future diplomats to insightful perspectives on neutrality and preventive diplomacy”.

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