On the 1st of December 2017, the Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Japan held a press briefing on the occasion of International Neutrality Day, which declared by the General Assembly of UN, on the 2nd of February 2017, through adopting a resolution 71/275 — introduced by Turkmenistan, recognized by the UN as a permanently neutral state since 12 December 1995 — which noted the link between the preservation of peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and declared 12 December as the International Day of Neutrality. The initiative to establish International Neutrality Day was introduced by President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov at the Ashgabat International Conference devoted to the 20th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s permanent neutrality in December 2015. The participants of this briefing were representatives of the mass-media of Japan – “The Mainichi Newspaper”, “Fuji Television Network Inc.”, “The Tokyo Shimbun”, “Dentsu Inc.”, as well as the representatives of Japan-Eurasia society and Tokyo University of Japan. Ambassador Elyasov explained historical roots of the Neutrality policy of Turkmenistan, the uniqueness of the Turkmen Neutrality and efforts of Turkmenistan on maintaining and contribution to world peace, security and sustainable development. It was highlighted that Turkmenistan’s history of success and achievement in domestic and foreign policy is a clear indication that the country’s neutrality is not only a strong pillar of its independence and sovereign foreign policy, but also a platform for the promotion of initiatives and proposals aimed at promoting the development of global political, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation.
Today, Turkmenistan’s neutral status determines the basic characteristics of the country’s activities in implementing international practices in the pursuit of solving problems in world politics