Re­gional Dy­nam­ics of Peace­ful and Neu­tral Turk­menistan

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Turk­menistan, as a neu­tral and peace-lov­ing state, is pur­su­ing a for­eign-pol­icy strat­egy and has a world pres­tige. The year 2015 was pro­claimed as the Year of Neu­tral­ity and Peace on the oc­ca­sion of the 20th an­niver­sary of the unan­i­mous recog­ni­tion of Turk­menistan’s per­ma­nent neu­tral­ity by the United Na­tions to be marked on the 12th of De­cem­ber of this year. The for­eign pol­icy car­ried out un­der the lead­er­ship of the Pres­i­dent of Turk­menistan is reach­ing new heights of progress day by day. This is de­vel­op­ment of friendly, mu­tu­ally with dif­fer­ent coun­tries of the world, above all, with neigh­bour­ing coun­tries. At his his­tor­i­cal speech at the El­der’s Coun­cil held in Oc­to­ber of 2014 the Pres­i­dent of Turk­menistan stated: “In its for­eign pol­icy Turk­menistan, as a neu­tral state, at­taches spe­cial at­ten­tion to the strength­en­ing and fur­ther re­la­tions with dif­fer­ent coun­tries of the world and in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions.” The Na­tional Leader, also not­ing the re­spect of the world com­mu­nity for the neu­tral sta­tus of our state, said that the neu­tral sta­tus of our coun­try, which is a ba­sis of the for­eign pol­icy of the state, is an im­por­tant con­di­tion to en­sure eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and pros­per­ity of the coun­try as well as a re­li­able foun­da­tion for the pros­per­ous life of our na­tive peo­ple. Turk­menistan’s for­eign pol­icy based on peace-lov­ing and friendly re­la­tions is aimed at the con­sis­tent ex­pan­sion of equal and mu­tu­ally im­ple­men­ta­tion of the For­eign Pol­icy Con­cept of Turk­menistan for 20132017 serves as a strate­gic base for the peace-lov­ing pol­icy. The for­eign pol­icy course pur­sued by Turk­menistan is based on the full com­pli­ance of the coun­try’s long-term pro­grammes on cre­at­ing a solid tool for main­tain­ing peace and se­cu­rity both in the re­gion and in the world. By fur­ther strength­en­ing its role in the sys­tem of in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions, Turk­menistan sets forth ef­fec­tive pro­pos­als and ini­tia­tives, takes con­crete steps to im­ple­ment them. This, meet­ing long-term goals of sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment, makes a great con­tri­bu­tion to the cre­ation of a mul­ti­lat­eral mech­a­nism for act­ing on mu­tual agree­ments un­der present-day geopo­lit­i­cal con­di­tion. Re­la­tions with coun­tries of the Asian place in pri­or­ity ar­eas of a peace-lov­ing for­eign pol­icy strat­egy car­ried out un­der the Na­tional Leader. One of the friendly part­ner coun­tries of Turk­menistan is the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Pak­istan. In­ter­state co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Turk­menistan and Pak­istan is based on com­mon his­tor­i­cal, cul­tural and tra­di­tional roots of cen­turies-old friendly re­la­tions. At present, they char­ac­ter­ize in­ten­tions for ex­pand­ing co­op­er­a­tion by tak­ing into ac­count the fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of the two coun­tries. The diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween Turk­menistan and the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Pak­istan were es­tab­lished in May of 1992. Dur­ing the years of ef­fec­tive bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion they formed a solid treaty and le­gal frame­work con­sist­ing of in­ter­na­tional doc­u­ments at in­ter­state, in­ter­gov­ern­ment and in­ter­branch lev­els. Ef­fec­tive, friendly and broth­erly re­la­tions aimed at long term is based on close re­la­tions of the Lead­ers of Pres­i­dent of Turk­menistan Gur­ban­guly Berdimuhame­dov to Pak­istan, Novem­ber 2011, be­came an im­por­tant event in the history of re­la­tions be­tween the two states and gave an im­pe­tus co­op­er­a­tion. The Pres­i­dent of Turk­menistan Gur­ban­guly Berdimuhame­dov, within the frame­work of the reg­u­lar meet­ing of the Coun­cil of heads of mem­ber states of the Shang­hai Co­op­er­a­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion held in Dushanbe on Septem­ber 12, 2014, met with the Prime Min­is­ter of the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Pak­istan and the Coun­cil for for­eign af­fairs Sar­taj Aziz. They dis­cussed pri­or­ity ar­eas of the co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Turk­menistan and Pak­istan. The large-scale project of the con­struc­tion of the gas pipe­line Turk­menistan- Afghanistan- Pak­istanIn­dia (TAPI) is a clear ev­i­dence of the long-term in­ter­state re­la­tions. The im­ple­men­ta­tion of this project will not only en­sure the de­vel­op­ment and mod­ern­iza­tion of the economies of the two coun­tries, but also project role in meet­ing other coun­tries’ need for en­ergy re­sources. Fur­ther­more, its re­al­iza­tion will en­able to reach eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of in­ter­na­tional se­cu­rity in the re­gion and elim­i­nate po­lit­i­cal mis­un­der­stand­ings. Turk­menistan is con­sis­tently de­vel­op­ing friendly and mu­tu­ally Repub­lic of China in the Asian and Tra­di­tional friendly and mu­tu­ally re­spect­ful co­op­er­a­tion was brought to a new level of qual­ity and con­tent. of high level mu­tual vis­its as well as the de­vel­op­ment of co­op­er­a­tion at the level of rel­e­vant min­istries and branch

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