Turkmenistan celebrates 15th anniversary of Neutrality Day

14:17, December 12, 2010      

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Turkmenistan celebrated 15th anniversary of the Neutrality Day on Saturday, with an international meeting held which was attended by more than 300 representatives from countries, organizations and media.

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov addressed the meeting, summarized the achievements the nation has obtained since its independence, and vowed to make greater contributions to the peaceful and stable development of the region and the world.

Berdymukhamedov also stressed that Turkmensitan would continue to pursue friendly and cooperative relationship with China, an important neighboring country and a good partner with Turkmensitan.

Visiting Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping said Chinese leaders and government always attached great importance to the bilateral relation of the two countries and would promote development of the two sides' relations.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attended the meeting, as well as some senior officials from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Belarus, Turkey, the United States, Malaysia, Armenia and Algeria. Representatives from United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization were also present at the meeting.

Turkmenistan was recognized by the UN as permanently neutral country in Dec. 12, 1995.

Source: Xinhua
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