News Center -TDO- At the initiative of Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, an online meeting was held in Ashgabat after the unanimous adoption of the resolution “2021 International Year of peace and trust” by the member states at the 73rd Session of the United Nations.
The meeting was attended by Turkmenistan Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov, UN 75th General Assembly Chairman Volkan Bozkır, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Ceyhun Bayramov, Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Secretary General Hadi Suleymanpur, Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Independent States Sergey Lebedev and officials from many international organizations.
Speaking at the meeting, Minister Meredov reminded that the 2021 International Year of Peace and Trust was proposed by Turkmenistan as a result of an analysis of the international situation. Stating that 2020 was a difficult year with many problems, including increasing conflicts, Minister Meredov stated that the acceptance of this initiative was encouraging. Emphasizing that the initiative is a tool to improve mutual understanding between countries, Minister Meredov said: "Today we are launching a joint initiative to restore international trust."
Turkmenistan Foreign Minister Meredov expressed his gratitude to the UN members who supported the initiative and said that in 2021, Turkmenistan will continue to do its best in issues such as strengthening international law, disarmament, war against terrorism, preventive diplomacy and food security.
In his video message, UN 75th General Assembly President Volkan Bozkır thanked Turkmenistan for the 2021 International Year of Peace and Trust initiative. Stating that peace and trust have become more important than ever during the new type of coronavirus epidemic, Bozkır continued his speech as follows: "In 2021, I invite everyone to put aside differences, to solidarity and to work together. Until everyone is safe, no one is safe."