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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 24
By Ali Mustafayev - Trend:
The innovative policy of Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, based on the principles of positive neutrality and aimed at developing broad international cooperation, has conditioned the country’s growing authority in the international arena, Mekan Ishanguliyev, Turkmen ambassador to Azerbaijan, said Jan. 24 at a briefing in Baku.
“This was confirmed by the unanimous adoption of the Resolution “Strengthening the links between all modes of transport to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals” in accordance with the proposals of the Turkmen president on Dec. 20, 2017 at the 74th meeting of the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly,” said the ambassador.
The diplomat also mentioned that when adopting the mentioned new resolution, the UN General Assembly referred to similar documents adopted earlier on the initiative of Turkmenistan.
At the same time, Ishanguliyev said that at the joint meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers and the State Security Council of Turkmenistan held on Dec. 22, 2017, the country’s president stressed that this is not the first UN General Assembly resolution on the transport issue.
This fact, as well as Turkmenistan’s election as a chair country of the Energy Charter Conference in 2017, testifies to the universal support and high appreciation of independent neutral Turkmenistan’s policy by the international community, the ambassador noted.
In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov instructed to submit proposals for holding the next Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat city or in the Avaza National Tourist Zone, the ambassador added.
He also stressed that Turkmenistan, which has great potential in this area, acts as an initiator of a number of major international and regional projects.
“Implementation of these projects will make it possible to bring the economic and trade cooperation among the states of Central Asia and the neighboring regions to a modern level, giving powerful impetus to the future development of interregional relations and laying the foundation of the new geo-economic space that unites Central Asia, the Caspian, Black Sea and Baltic regions, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia,” he added.