“The current state of global realities […] objectively require increasingly closer and more coordinated interaction of States and major international organizations for the sake of achieving the common goal – ensuring international peace and security and preserving legal and institutional frameworks that form the foundation of today’s world order,” said Minister Rashid Meredov in his address to the General Assembly today.
He underlined that threats to peace and stability, that now transcend national borders, political and ideological doctrines, and terrorism, which falls outside the notions of human morality, are now undermining the entire system of world order, its principles, values and foundations.
“It is precisely for this reason that the fight against it must be carried out universally at the global, regional and national levels taking into account the prevailing situation and specific aspects of the political and social realities,” added Mr. Rashid, noting that Turkmenistan continues to advocate for implementation of relevant international, regional and global agenda on these matters.
Emphasizing that the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last year is a common achievement and now its implementation, a common responsibility, he noted that Turkmenistan, jointly with the UN Development Programme and other UN entities, has developed appropriate indicators that will be used for the elaboration of the country’s national plans.
In his address, he also highlighted the importance of the Paris Agreement on climate change and suggested that a special conference, under the auspices of the UN, that will be dedicated to measures for improving environmental situation in Central Asia be held next year.
He further noted that in after assuming the chair of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, Turkmenistan will discuss with other regional countries and UN agencies means to advance the agenda.
In conclusion, the Minister reaffirmed Turkmenistan’s commitment to continue to cooperate with the UN and active involvement in and support for its political and diplomatic efforts to preserve and strengthen global security and in implementing its programmes in the economic, social, environmental, humanitarian and other areas.