As previously reported, the delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan paid a working visit to the Republic of Poland, where took part in the annual Human Dimension Meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Warsaw. During the meeting they discussed issues of international cooperation in the human dimension, the development of democratic institutions, the fight against various forms of intolerance and discrimination, gender equality, combating human trafficking, joint projects in the field of migration, human rights, education and others.
As noted at the meeting, Turkmenistan, conducting extensive work on the reform and improvement of national legislation, taking into account the generally recognized norms of international law, pays special attention to the further development of humanitarian cooperation with the OSCE, the European Parliament and other EU institutions. There is a gradual process of forming a government and public institutions that guarantee human political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights and freedoms enshrined in the fundamental documents of international law.
However, during the meeting some individuals allowed themselves to a series of subjective, provocative attacks and biased comments about Turkmenistan, with the obvious aim to provide psychological pressure on members of the Turkmen delegation and thus discredit the country's image in the eyes of the other participants of the high meeting. It is regrettable that some of the statements has been cited in some electronic media with a corresponding negative connotation.
Deliberately distorting the facts, ignoring the elementary ethical norms, such publications demonstrate blatant unwillingness of the authors to see socio-economic and democratic reforms successfully conducted in Turkmenistan, the growth of the welfare of citizens and their social protection.
These outrageous attacks quite inappropriate at international conferences, particularly in the context of the common objectives confronting the OSCE participating States to strengthen the stability and security, national development priorities, to counter global and regional challenges.
Turkmenistan being consistently remained a supporter of an open and equal dialogue, intends to continue to develop cooperation with the OSCE and its institutions in the further development of civil society, the implementation of legal reforms in line with international standards and the principles of the rule of law.
Press-service of the MFA of Turkmenistan
19 February 2024
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