News Center -TDO- 05.02.2020 - Hosted by the ambassador of Turkmenistan to Turkey, Ishankuli Amanlyev, a briefing on the 25th year of Turkmenistan's permanent neutrality was held at the Swiss hotel.
Key Adviser to the President Yalcın Topcu, Belarusian Ambassador to Turkey Viktor Rybak, Honorary Consul General of Iceland Selim Sarıibrahimoglu, FAO Representative to Turkey Viorel Gutu, and representatives of the embassies of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan and invited guests attended the briefing.
Ambassador Amanlyev, in his speech at the event, said that the 25th year of Turkmenistan's permanent neutrality will be celebrated with various events around the world and in Turkmenistan.
On December 12, 1995, the United Nations granted positive neutrality status to Turkmenistan for the first time in the world, Amanlyev stated that Turkmenistan was the only country to have gained official neutrality status and that December 12 was celebrated as a national holiday in his country.
Amanlyev pointed out that Turkmenistan actively applied the principle of neutrality both in times of peace and war, and that Turkmenistan was on the side of peace in the war.
Explaining that the second UN decree was drafted in 2015 for the 20th year of Turkmenistan's neutrality and that the international status was once again consolidated, Amanlyev said: "both the decrees in 2015 and in 1995 were adopted unanimously by the members of the UN in both periods. Some countries both supported the decree and found it to be a co-presenter. Turkey was one of those countries."As a result of Turkmenistan's efforts, the proposal to make December 12 an International Day of neutrality every year was accepted by the UN on February 2, 2017," Amanlyev said.
Sharing the knowledge that fairs, exhibitions, conferences, forums and sports competitions will be held in Turkmenistan and other countries on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan, Amanlyev made presentations about these events.
Yalcin Topcu, the president's Chief Advisor, also stated that Turkey was the first country to recognize Turkmenistan's independence.
"We wish Turkmenistan peace, peace and prosperity as the world stands still," said Topcu, pointing out that the language, religion, history and culture of Turkmenistan and Turkey are one, and that relations have grown in all areas. Let the world stand, and you stand, Turkmenistan.