On 31st January 2020, a Roundtable Session was held at Center for Global & Strategic Studies, Islamabad on “25th Anniversary of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan”. During the discussion, His Excellency Atadjan Movlamov – Ambassador of the Republic of Turkmenistan highlighted the initiatives that have been taken for the promotion of peace, development of Turkmenistan, the significant foreign policy and plans for 2020. As Turkmenistan celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the International recognition of the Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan, the Ambassador stated that it is a landmark event not only for Turkmen nation but for the entire world community. He stated that from 2017 to 2019, Turkmenistan chaired the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea for joint management and rational use of water resources and environmental protection in the Aral Basin which was agreed by all the five Central Asian countries.
He stated that strengthening constructive cooperation in the Caspian Sea is one of the priority vectors of Turkmenistan’s foreign policy. Turkmenistan has introduced new promising format of international partnerships based on shared values and united common goals and objectives.
Recently, Turkmenistan also proposed the creation of the Group of Friends of Neutrality in the Interests of Peace and Security for closest cooperation with all parties interested in promoting this initiative. The Ambassador also stated that there is huge potential of cooperation amongst Pakistan and Turkmenistan and TAPI and TAP projects are an example of it. This modern rapprochement between Turkmenistan and Pakistan is a logical continuation of the long historical stage of continuous interaction and cooperation. These projects will intensify the economic development and brotherhood relations and will contribute to the prosperity and well-being of the both the countries.
An interactive question and answer session was also held. The Roundtable discussion was attended by 20 members of CGSS Advisory Board, Management and Researchers.