Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 13
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres appreciated the role of Turkmenistan's neutrality in ensuring peace and stability, the Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary State News Service reported June 13.
During the talks with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Ashgabat, Guterres added that conflict situations occur in many regions of the world.
He said neutrality allows Turkmenistan play an important role in the region full of vital problems.
Earlier, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed December 12 an International Day of Neutrality on the initiative of Turkmenistan. The anniversary of the permanent neutral status of Turkmenistan is marked December 12.
According to the approved military doctrine, Turkmenistan follows a policy of positive neutrality and defense sufficiency.