«BUILD A CITY, and let its windows be wide...»

Although the poet wrote these lines about half a century ago, he seems to have a clear vision that high rise towering buildings will be constructed in his homeland in the future. The number of socially beneficial projects being carried out in the country, especially the transformations related to the construction of modern buildings and residential houses, is increasing every year. This is not the case with respect to one or several specific areas of the national economy and social system, but it produces positive results in relation to the performance of all structural sectors. We see it primarily in the high buildings that are glittering with light, which are the examples of all the developments and reforms. The architectural art of the hardworking Turkmen people, which creates a harmonious combination of modernity, elements of national art and classical styles, dates distant past. The house construction and amazing national art, which spread the fame of the Turkmens through out the world with the Jeitun culture, had been further improved, and are even to day actively applied in modern buildings and facilities. Our people, who set a white yurt and gave feasts for the guests with great hospitality in ancient times, today strike the imagination of world nations with their white marble buildings, and welcome the guests to discuss the solution to regional and international proble

Turkmenistan becomes UN Member State on March 2, 1992

«7/24. tm», № 10 (145), 06.03.2023 The ensuing close and comprehensive cooperation with the UN that delegated the status of neutrality to Turkmenistan with the unanimous support of all Member States in 1995 became a key priority of the foreign policy strategy of our country.

Neutrality is the bright path of the Turkmen people

The wise and reasonable policy and the humanitarian initiatives put forward by the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov are of great importance in the recognition of our nation as an open country that strengthens friendship and unity in the new historic epoch. First, the great contribution of our Hero-Arkadag, who used his unique talent and foresight in building the most peaceful and rapidly growing country in the world, promoted this path of development. The international political community analyses this period of history and appreciates it.

Neutrality is my happiness

 «7/24. tm», № 50 (133) The Resolution «The Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan» was adopted at the 50th jubilee session of the United Nations General Assembly with the unanimous support of 185 countries of the world on December 12, 1995. On June 3, 2015, the Resolution «The Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan» was adopted for the second time at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly with the support of 193 countries. This noble gift added strength to build up peace and cohesion in our country. As a result of the state policy of esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, neutrality of the Turkmen people has opened a wide way to pursue the humane policy and peace-loving, good-neighborly, friendly and fraternal relations.

Neutrality means happiness

Permanent neutrality is a sacred status that inspires the Turkmen people and gives them a new fortune, a value that is equal to the lifetime and the meaning of every day, which will be a step for a happy future. Turkmenistan attaches great importance to the development of cooperation with reputable international organizations, first, the United Nations. To date, our country adheres to the principles of positive neutrality, gathers practical experience in cooperation with the United Nations and takes an active part in the organization's efforts to ensure global peace.

Neutrality: Stability and Development of Turkmenistan

The emergence of the institution of neutrality has deep historical roots. It took shape over several centuries, but it developed the most in the 18th and especially in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Initially, neutrality was regarded as the right of states to neutral trade. However, under the influence of various factors, neutrality began to be viewed as a scientific category and as the essential institution of international law. The status of neutrality is enshrined in international law and in the legal system of a number of states. Turkmenistan is a country of ancient civilisations; historical sources testify to wide political and diplomatic cooperation of the ancestors of the Turkmen people with the Chinese and Romans, which resulted in the formation of a unique system of political balance in the vast territories of Asia. The main factors of the progress of the Turkmen states of antiquity and the Middle Ages were a wide openness to the world and a commitment to a continuous dialogue with other states and nations.

Neutrality is our pride

As is known, the International Day of Neutrality enhances the prestige of our beloved Motherland in the world as a country that follows the principles of peace, goodwill, humanity, prioritizes mutually beneficial cooperation with other countries and regions, and uses its favourable geopolitical and geoeconomic potential for the interests and development of all humankind. This holiday is widely celebrated at the state level to mark our good neighbourly relations and ancient principles of friendship. Based on the main principles of positive neutrality, Turkmenistan implements an active foreign policy aimed at the interests of the peoples in the region and the world. Adhering to the generally recognized norms of international law, equality, mutual respect, good neighbourliness and mutually beneficial cooperation, our country occupies a worthy place in the international community. Independent, permanently neutral Turkmenistan attaches great importance to strengthening and deepening political, economic and cultural relations established with other countries and prestigious international organisations, namely, the United Nations, the European Union, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

December 12 is Neutrality day in Turkmenistan

«7/24. tm», № 48 (131), 27.11.2022 December 12, 1995 is one of the important dates in the modern history of Turkmenistan. The adoption of the special Resolution «Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan» 27 years ago with the unanimous support of 185 UN Member States was a major event that had a positive impact on the political life of the planet.

Maintaining Commitment to the Principles of Neutrality

Since gaining independence, Turkmenistan has clearly outlined the guidelines of its foreign policy – to actively participate in solving urgent problems of the modern world and to cooperate with all countries, taking into consideration national interests and non-interference in the internal affairs of other states. Following the chosen course, Turkmenistan twice, in 1995 and 2015, was recognised by the Community of Nations as a permanently neutral state. The principles of permanent neutrality and the open-doors policy for cooperation with all interested partners form the basis of all areas of the foreign-policy activities of independent Turkmenistan. “Turkmenistan will continue the policy of neutrality based on good neighbourliness, mutual respect, equality and mutually beneficial cooperation with all states of the world,” President Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasised in his inaugural speech. The political and diplomatic form of the multilateral international dialogue has become a defining one and is being actively promoted as water diplomacy, allowing cooperation with the world community to solve pressing global and regional water problems and to maintain a constructive dialogue with partners on the use of transboundary waters.

The Ashgabat summit of the ECO-

the new Opportunities for fruitful Co-operation The foreign policy of Turkmenistan carried out on the basis of positive Neutrality traditions has a great significance in active developing international relations. Those relations fully correspond to the aims of universal efforts directed at attaining and securing prosperity and success in the region and the world.