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President Berdimuhamedov receives new UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan

President Berdimuhamedov receives new UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan

Today President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received the new UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Dmitry Shlapachenko. This was reported by the press service of the UN office.

The guest presented the Turkmen leader with a written message from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

According to the report, during the meeting, the sides discussed the prospects for deepening the strategic partnership between Turkmenistan and the United Nations, especially in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and national priorities in the field of economic diversification, social protection, human rights, etc.

Shlapachenko noted the active position of Turkmenistan in the international arena, the country's constructive participation in solving global and regional issues through active cooperation with the UN and its structures.

Mr. Shlapachenko also expressed gratitude to the President of Turkmenistan for his active support of the global initiatives proposed by the UN Secretary General in the field of sustainable development and human rights, including the national program of response to the coronavirus pandemic.

After the official ceremony of presenting his credentials and meeting with the President of Turkmenistan, Dmitry Shlapachenko made an appeal to the media, in which he assured that “he will make every effort to further strengthen strategic cooperation between the UN development system and Turkmenistan”.

Recall that Dmitry Shlapachenko was appointed UN coordinator in Turkmenistan in early July.

Earlier, Shlapachenko met with the head of the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan.

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