INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "DIALOGUE IS THE GUARANTEE OF PEACE" WAS HELD IN ASHGABAT
On December 11, 2022, at the initiative of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, the Yyldyz Hotel hosted the International Conference “Dialogue is the Guarantee of Peace”, dedicated to the International Day of Neutrality and the 27th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s permanent neutral status.
The high-level plenary session brought together the Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, members of the Milli Gengesh, heads of state agencies, turkmen and foreign diplomats - heads and representatives of diplomatic missions of Turkmenistan accredited abroad, as well as diplomatic missions of foreign states and authoritative international organizations operating in our country, including the UN and its specialized structures, representatives of public organizations and the media.
Among the guests of honor of the forum were participants of international and regional events held in the Turkmen capital on the eve of a significant date.
The participants listened with great attention to the Address of the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, which was read out by the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Dmitry Shlapachenko.
Then the floor was given to numerous delegates of the forum, who thanked for the invitation to take part in the current conference and events on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the neutrality of Turkmenistan, congratulated the Turkmen people on the great national holiday.
Their vision of the positive role of independent neutral Turkmenistan in strengthening international relations was presented in speeches hybrid format by other foreign participants - heads of authoritative international organizations.
Among them were Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Central Asia, Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia Ms. Natalia Gherman, Secretary General of the Organization of Turkic States Kubanychbek Omuraliev, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Helga Maria Schmid sent a message, which was read by the head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat John MacGregor, Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Zhang Ming, Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization, Ambassador Khusrav Noziri.
At the end of the plenary session, the work of the International Conference "Dialogue is the Guarantee of Peace" continued within the framework of three thematic sessions: "Dialogue as the basis for preventive activities and conflict prevention", "Strengthening food and environmental security through dialogue", "Multilateral cooperation in the information space and the role of information networks in establishing interethnic dialogue”.
Based on the results of the thematic sessions, the Final Document was adopted. At the end of the conference, meetings of its participants with representatives of various state agencies took place.