AKIPRESS.COM - The international conference "Dialogue - a guarantee of peace" was held at the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan on December 11. It was dedicated to the International Day of Neutrality and the 28th anniversary of the permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan, the Foreign Ministry reported.
The forum was attended by the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the heads of Turkmen diplomatic missions abroad, heads and representatives of foreign diplomatic missions accredited in Turkmenistan, leading representatives of international organizations, representatives of public organizations, national and foreign mass media.
The global initiative "Dialogue - a guarantee of peace" was put forward by the Chairman of the People's Assembly of Turkmenistan in Ashgabat at the Peace and Trust Forum in 2021. It was supported by the UN General Assembly, which adopted a resolution on December 6 last year entitled "International year for dialogue as a guarantee of peace, 2023".
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov noted the success in the implementation of the "Dialogue - Guarantee of Peace" initiative at various international platforms, including the UN, which was further supported by the adoption of relevant international documents and the holding of international events.
It was also noted that Dialogue is designed to cover a wide range of activities, including the solution of universal problems in spheres of environmental change, refugee problems, ensuring food security, and a number of other important humanitarian issues. It was suggested that, together with partners from interested states, international specialized organizations should think about the formation of program actions in the indicated directions in the medium-term perspective.
The International Conference "Dialogue - a guarantee of peace" continued also featured four thematic sessions: "Using dialogue as the main instrument of preventive action", "On the role of women in establishing peace through dialogue", "Voice of Youth: Expanding the Opportunities of Future Generations through Dialogue", and "International cooperation: Diplomatic dialogue on global cooperation in the field of environment".
A final protocol was adopted following the conference.