December 11-12, 2020
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

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A briefing was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan on the results of an expanded government meeting

On December 7, 2019, a briefing was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan in conjunction with the expanded meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan on the eve of which the results of the work done in the context of the implementation of the foreign policy strategy of independent neutral Turkmenistan were examined.

The briefing was attended by heads of diplomatic missions and representative offices of Turkmenistan abroad, workers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representatives of local media, and students.

At the briefing, speeches were made by the Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations A. Atayeva, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassadors of Turkmenistan in Japan G. Elyasov, in the French Republic Sh. Dzhumayev, in the Islamic Republic of Iran A. Gurbanov, in the Republic of Turkey I. Amanlyev, Chief Editor of the magazine “Diyar” G.Orazgulyev, Chief Editor of the newspaper “Turkmenistan” K.Rejepov.

During the speeches, the words of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov spoken during the enlarged meeting of governments were quoted: “At present, we set ourselves the foreign policy service, embassies abroad - practical tasks for the coming years.” And of course, all these tasks should serve our main goal and be aimed at strengthening the place of Turkmenistan as a peace-loving, ensuring and strengthening general stability and security, implementing programs of sustainable development of the state on the world stage. For this, our neutral country will continue to establish friendly relations with neighboring and other states of the planet based on the principles of mutual respect. Our diplomatic missions abroad should stimulate interest on the economic and export opportunities of Turkmenistan, its investment attractiveness and readiness for cooperation. ”

Moreover, it was noted that the Decrees of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov “On holding an international conference, celebrations and events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s permanent neutrality” “On holding the International Conference of Ministers of Transport of Landlocked Developing Countries”, “On Financial Issues of the Diplomatic Service of Turkmenistan”, “On Opening the General Consulate of Turkmenistan in the Russian Federation (Kazan)”, “On approving the Program for the Development of Foreign Economic Activities of Turkmenistan at 2020-2025", “On approving the National Strategy for early child development of Turkmenistan in 2020-2025,” “On approving the National Action Plan on combating human trafficking in Turkmenistan for 2020-2022,” “On approving the National Strategy of Turkmenistan for the Prevention of Violent Extremism and Counteraction to terrorism for the years 2020-2024 " became another evidence of the relevance and urgency of the tasks set for the Government and the diplomatic corps of the country.

During the speeches, it was specifically stated, that today all conditions have been created for the effective work of the workers of the national diplomatic corps to implement Turkmenistan’s foreign policy strategy and increase its authority on the world stage.

The diplomats who spoke during the meeting emphasized that the documents signed during the meeting were aimed at the rigorous implementation of the tasks. As the Head of the Nation mentioned, this work requires enormous responsibility from the domestic foreign ministry, effective use by its workers of their knowledge and experience, and expressed confidence that Turkmen diplomats will cope all the tasks assigned to them with honor.

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