Turkmenistan advocates for UN security conference on Central Asia

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Turkmenistan supports the establishment of a UN Security Conference focused on Central Asia and its adjacent areas, according to local broadcaster Altyn Asyr.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, head of the People’s Council (Halk Maslahaty), expressed this position during his visit to Tajikistan. He also endorsed the efforts of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, headquartered in Ashgabat since 2007.

In discussions with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Berdimuhamedov emphasized the significance of collaboration through consultative meetings among Central Asian leaders, particularly concerning regional security.

Turkmen media highlighted that the goal of these discussions is to devise strategies and solutions that unify and coordinate the endeavors of Central Asian nations, alongside other interested countries, international entities, and financial and economic institutions. The aim is to promote sustainable, peaceful development within the region.

Central Asia consists of five countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It is geographically positioned next to Afghanistan and Iran to the south, China to the east, and Russia to the west and north.