On February 18, 2022, the Embassy of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Austria held a round table on the topic: “Dialogue is a guarantee of peace” at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna.
This event was held within the framework of the voiced initiative of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov "Dialogue is a guarantee of peace" and was timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Austria.
The event was attended by the heads of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Ambassadors, representatives of international organizations, scientists, teachers of higher educational institutions and representatives of the Turkmen-Austrian society.
Speakers at the conference noted that the permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan is a reflection of the active and positive role of the country in the development of peaceful, friendly and mutually beneficial relations with all countries of the region and the world.
In his speech, the Turkmen side noted that the year 2022, held under the slogan "The Epoch of the people with Arkadag", will be marked by a number of events aimed at expanding the understanding on the part of the international community of the significance and role of Turkmen neutrality as an important factor in ensuring regional security, stability and sustainable development and all-round progress of the country.
The Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Austria also spoke about the achievements made between the two countries in the context of bilateral relations, as well as about the phenomenon of the Neutrality of Turkmenistan, its connection with the history and traditions of the Turkmen people.
In addition, during the conference, the similarities and differences between Turkmen and Austrian neutrality, as well as the development of Turkmen-Austrian relations in a wide range of areas in the political, trade, economic, humanitarian, scientific, technical and cultural fields were discussed.
At the end of the round table, those present took part in the ceremony of presenting Jubilee medals on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Neutrality of Turkmenistan "Türkmenistanyň Bitaraplygynyň 25 ýyllygyna".