KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 -- The Year 2021 as ‘The International Year of Peace and Trust’ stands as an efficient method of mobilising the international community for actions aimed at reinforcing peace and trust in the relations among the states, said Special Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General for Central Asia, Natalia Gherman.
Gherman, who is Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), said the UN General Assembly had unanimously adopted a resolution initiated by Turkmenistan, declaring the Year 2021 as ‘The International Year of Peace and Trust.’
“The International Year of Peace and Trust is aimed at reinforcing peace and trust in the relations among the states, in particular on the basis of political dialogue, mutual understanding and cooperation for attaining sustainable peace, solidarity and harmony,” she said during a press conference which was held via videoconferencing in Ashgabat recently. The press conference was in Russian and translated into English, and was attended by various foreign media representatives, including from Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Gherman said the Final Ashgabat Document – adopted December last year, marking the 25th anniversary of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan - is of great importance as it urges neutrality to maintain peace and mutual understanding.
“It is vital to note that the role of the neutrality policy in the development of peaceful, friendly and mutually beneficial relations among the countries of the world is comprehensively stated in the Final Document.
“It contributes to the strengthening of international peace and security on the regional and global levels,” said Gherman.
The Final Ashgabat Document was adopted upon the outcomes of the International Conference “Policy of Neutrality and Its Importance in Ensuring Universal Peace, Security and Sustainable Development” held in Ashgabat, capital city of Turkmenistan, on December 12 last year in honour of the 25th anniversary of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan.
"The 25th anniversary of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan symbolically coincided with the historic 75th jubilee of the United Nations,” noted Gherman.
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