Turkmenistan is ready to cooperate with the SCO in the field of security. President Serdar Berdimuhamedov stated about this, speaking today in Samarkand at the SCO summit as an honored guest, reports the State News Agency of Turkmenistan.
The Head of State noted that he considers the high status of the “honored guest” as an important message, evidence of understanding of the great opportunities and prospects in the development of partnership, the desire to give it a long-term and purposeful character.
According to Serdar Berdimuhamedov, Ashgabat fully shares this approach, and in its assessments of the activities of the SCO, it proceeds from the fact that this association, based on mutual respect and equality, with powerful political and economic potential, which has won high moral authority, is today becoming a pole of attraction for many states striving to create a space of peace and stability in Eurasia, a mutually beneficial and sustainable space.
“Our country is ready to cooperate with the SCO, to build multifaceted, flexible forms and schemes of interaction in politics, in the field of security, in the economy, trade and investment, in the cultural and humanitarian direction”, Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasized.
He stressed that against the backdrop of the current complex processes taking place in the modern world, special responsibility is required, the consolidation of states professing the principles of peacefulness, building a common strategy for maintaining the global and regional security architecture, preventing confrontation and unhealthy rivalry.
“In this context, Turkmenistan, seeing in the face of the SCO one of the most important pillars of continental stability, expresses its desire and readiness to establish closer and substantive political and diplomatic cooperation, cooperation in such areas as the fight against terrorism, extremism, organized crime, drug trafficking, and other types of illegal activities”, said Serdar Berdimuhamedov.
Among the priority goals that Turkmenistan would like to achieve together with the Shanghai Organization, Serdar Berdimuhamedov highlighted the protection and provision on a global scale of the rule of law and recognized international legal norms, principles and spirit of the Charter of the United Nations, their inviolability and irreplaceability.
For the first time, Serdar Berdimuhamedov participates as an honored guest in a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO Member States after taking office as President of Turkmenistan in March this year.