December 11-12, 2020
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

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Turkmenistan – Home of Neutrality

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

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Cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities was discussed

On September 20, 2021, online meetings were held between the Minister of Education of |Turkmenistan and the Head of the Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan with the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities.

During these meetings, parties discussed the current stage and prospects for expanding long-term cooperation aimed at consolidating efforts to ensure well-being and sustainable development. The sides expressed satisfaction with the current level of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities.

The main topics of discussion were aspects of Turkmenistan’s policy in the field of inter-ethnic relations and cooperation in the framework of implementation of the Memorandum on Cooperation between the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan and the Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities on Multilingual and Multicultural Development in Turkmenistan was underlined. In this context, it was noted that a Road Map was designed for practical implementation of this Memorandum.

It was especially emphasized that one of the key areas of joint activities is cooperation in the field of education. The parties considered the opportunities of expanding the partnership in the framework of the “Central Asia Education Programme” project launched by the OSCE High Commissioner’s Office and aimed at rendering support in attaining progress towards the integration of various ethnic groups in Central Asia.

During the meeting with the Head of the Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan, the sides discussed the main areas of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Office of the OSCE High Commissioner in the framework of the National Action Plan on Human Rights in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025 adopted on 16th of April of the current year. The parties also discussed the possibility of organizing various regional and national events with the participation of young people.   

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