Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept.15
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Atageldi Haldzhanov has been appointed as permanent representative of Turkmenistan under the United Nations in Geneva (Swiss Confederation), according to a decree of the country's president published Sept.15.
The Geneva office of Turkmenistan under the United Nations originally opened to further promote effective communication with this major international organization.
In fall of 2010, Turkmenistan was elected vice-chairman of the Bureau of the Committee on sustainable energy of UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), whose secretariat is based in Geneva.
The Bureau consists of such countries as Switzerland, France, Italy, USA, Hungary, Great Britain, Russia, and Norway.
In particular, the sessions of the UNECE, where Turkmenistan issue was decided, addressed issues of energy security, the development of gas infrastructure in Europe and in the Eurasian continent as a whole.
UNECE also confirmed its readiness to implement Turkmenistan's initiative to adopt a special convention "Reliable and stable transit of energy carriers and its role in sustainable development and international cooperation" under the auspices of the UN.