Today, on the 10th of February 2021, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov held an online conference in the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan with the heads of diplomatic missions and consular offices of Turkmenistan abroad.
The session that was held in hybrid format was also attended by the heads and staff members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, the Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan, the Institute of International Relations of the MFA of Turkmenistan and the International University of Humanities and Development.
The meeting was dedicated to the outcomes of the videoconference of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan system held the day before. Addressing the participants of the meeting, R.Meredov noted that the President of Turkmenistan highly appraised the external policy and diplomatic activities of the state which in turn adds greater responsibility on all employees of the system of the MFA and motivates to continue further the constructive work.
The tasks set by the head of state on embracing international practice in the area of humanitarian law and science, transfer to digital diplomacy and training of highly qualified workers who obey the legacy of wise Turkmen ancestors and have high patriotic feelings were thoroughly considered. The importance of strengthening scientific basis and promoting the transport, energy, water, scientific and sport diplomacy of the state was emphasized.
The Foreign Minister cited an example of the words of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov who said that the main mission of the diplomatic service should be further development of external policy course of Turkmenistan based on the principles of humanism and good neighborliness taking into account the permanent neutrality status.
It was also advised to carry out the events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Independence of Turkmenistan and proclamation of the year 2021 in the country as “Turkmenistan – Homeland of Peace and Trust” on the high level.
The head of external policy agency stressed the historic importance of the session that was held by the head of state. As in the framework of that session, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a Resolution, according to which a Mark of distinction “Türkmenistanyň ussat diplomaty” is established.
The Turkmen diplomats received this news with the feeling of deep respect and honor, and assured to continue realizing tirelessly the tasks assigned to them.