Results of Turkmenistan's foreign policy in 2010 - press release
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, 31 December / Trend G. Gasanov /
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan summed up foreign policy's result in 2010, marked the directions and work plans for the country's diplomatic corps for the coming year, according to a press release.
In 2010 work on the implementation of 111 projects were carried out, took place
503 events took place, including visits of various delegations, seminars, conferences and trainings, visits of representatives of Turkmenistan's ministries and departments abroad.
This year election of Turkmenistan as the Chairman of the Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), as well as vice-chairman of the Bureau of the Committee on Sustainable Energy UN European Economic Commission, which indicates interest of the international community in addressing initiatives put on the table by Turkmenistan are attributed to this year successes.
It is said that a concrete step in implementing Turkmenistan's international initiatives is to hold the International Conference on Disarmament in Central Asia and the Caspian Basin on June 24, 2010 in Ashgabat.
Works are being actively realised through the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Over the past year, this activity carried out within 22 joint projects.
Topical theme of energy partnership was in focus on representative international forum called "Strengthening Regional cooperation in Central Asia to ensure stable and reliable energy at Eurasia", which was held in Ashgabat in May this year, with the participation of the OSCE Secretary General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut.
Relations of Turkmenistan with the largest structure of the United Nations - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reach a new level beyond
Government of Turkmenistan is to expand cooperation with international
financial institutions that are associate agencies within the UN system, such as the World Bank and The International Monetary Fund and regional development banks, such as the Asian, European and Islamic Development Banks.
United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central
Asia, whose headquarters was opened in December 2007 in Ashgabat, is involved in several important areas of work related to regional security and stability development.
It is noted that on March 3 this year was signed Memorandum of Understanding between the UN and the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS).
United Nations Regional Centre supports the Central Asian countries in combating
such cross-border challenges such as terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking, and promotes the development of multilateral cooperation countering these threats. In this regard, the Centre is preparing a series of activities in the region, implemented jointly with the UN Working Group on
counter-terrorism, the Regional Centre for Information and Coordination Central Asia (CARICC), as well as with UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
One of the priorities for international cooperation of the country is revitalization of Turkmenistan in the UN structures dealing socio-economic problems. ECOSOC is among them.
Turkmenistan intends to put forward his candidacy in Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
In 2011, Turkmenistan plans to focus on strengthening trade, economic and cultural ties with foreign partners. For this purpose, in accordance with the instructions of the President, trade missions will be opened abroad, the introduction of the Turkmen embassies` Cultural Affairs attaché posts will be discussed in detail. Priority will be given to Turkmenistan's cooperation in the sphere of information, aimed at further integrating thecountry into the global information
In general, effective implementation of Turkmenistan's foreign policy based on
principles of neutrality, peace, good neighbourly and equal cooperation with all countries will be provided in the coming year.