On the 30th of December 2020, an online meeting of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the Dean of the diplomatic corps in Turkmenistan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation Aleksandr Blokhin was held. The meeting was also attended by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov.
During the meeting, the head of state congratulated A.Blokhin and in his person the diplomatic corps in Turkmenistan with the upcoming New Year and wished to all strong health, vitality, family happiness and all the best.
The President noted the significance of cooperation with the countries of the world and international organizations. He underlined that the priority vectors of external policy are assistance to the provision of universal peace, stability and security, stable attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, strengthening of neighborly ties and cooperation in the region and beyond.
Also, the importance of the upcoming year was highlighted which is upon the initiative of Turkmenistan is declared as the International Year of Peace and Trust by the corresponding UN Resolution. In this regard, the President expressed gratitude to the leadership of the friendly states for their support in the adoption of the given important Resolution.
In turn, Ambassador A.Blokhin noted the significance of the peace-loving policy carried out by the President of Turkmenistan. “In the past years, the neutrality policy of Turkmenistan became an important factor of providing regional stability, security and stable development, contributed to the creation of conditions necessary for peaceful dialogue and collaboration between other states,” said the Dean. He also underlined the personal input of the President of Turkmenistan into the development of Turkmen-Russian relations.
Ambassador A.Blokhin congratulated the President and people of Turkmenistan with the upcoming New Year and wished on behalf of his colleagues-diplomats health, happiness and prosperity.