AKIPRESS.COM - President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov received Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Deputy Administrator of the United Nations Development Program and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS Ivana Zivkovic on December 11, the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan reports.
-During the meeting, the President emphasized that the development of multifaceted strategic cooperation with the UN is one of the priorities of the country's foreign policy. It was noted that Turkmenistan put forward initiatives to ensure global socio-economic progress and prosperity, as well as achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly.
It was also stated that one of the priorities of the socio-economic reforms carried out in the country is environmental protection. Turkmenistan actively cooperates with international organizations, primarily with the UN, in the implementation of the national environmental strategy.
Speaking about steps taken by Turkmenistan to combat climate change, the head of state confirmed the intention of the Turkmen side to continue to support UN Development Program projects in the field of environmental protection.
Particular attention was focused on successfully implemented joint projects of the government of Turkmenistan and UNDP in the field of healthcare.
The UN Development Program is actively involved in the development of the national digital network. The need to continue cooperation in exchanging practices in this area, finding new sustainable ways to develop the economy, improving public services and improving the level of qualifications of civil servants was emphasized.
Berdimuhamedov stressed Turkmenistan's readiness to further strengthen cooperation with the UN Development Program to achieve sustainable and inclusive development.