Turkmenistan celebrates 23-rd Anniversary of Independence

Vienna (OTS) - On October 27, 2014, Turkmenistan celebrates the 23-rd Anniversary of Independence, which is inscribed into the glorious history of the people of Turkmenistan.

The consciousness and life of Turkmen citizens have changed within the years of independence that were remarkable for the progressive growth, fundamental reforms and historical events. The large-scale work that promoted the social and economic development of the country as well as the increase of the living standards of the citizens of Turkmenistan was done and the national model of the competitive economy was created.

Under the leadership of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the great successes were achieved in the economic, political and cultural spheres of life of the Turkmen society within the past years of the sovereign development. The relations with the countries all over the world reached the qualitatively new level based on the principles of the good-neighborliness, humanity, peacefulness and friendship. Today, independent neutral Turkmenistan puts forward constructive initiatives in the name of the global peace, prosperity and sustainable development that contribute to the growth of the authority of the country at the international arena.

According to the main principals of the Turkmen foreign policy, Turkmenistan is guided by strict adherence to the principles of neutrality, non-interference and resolute commitments for peaceful political means to resolve disputes. The Government of Turkmenistan puts importance of preventive diplomacy and early resolution of conflicts giving support to the efforts of the Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia (UNRCCA) with headquarters in Ashgabat - the capital of Turkmenistan.

During the years of independence between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Austria established a very warm and trusting relationship, the success of which was determined through the deep mutual understanding and friendship between the two leaders.
Clear indication of the progress of the development of relations between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Austria were the official visit of H.E. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the President of Turkmenistan, to Austria in November 2008 and the visit of H.E. Heinz Fischer, the President of Austria, to Turkmenistan in October 2011. Turkmenistan and Austria are linked not only in the economic but also in the political partnership. On a number of foreign policy issues Turkmenistan and Austria have common views; both countries build their policy on the basis of the status of permanent neutrality. Partnership relations are filled with already set content due to the significant strengthening and expansion of ties between the two countries. The good tradition is the participation of representatives of Austria in various forums, festivals and other events that are held in Turkmenistan.

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Embassy of Turkmenistan
Mr. Atadurdy Bayramov
Tel.: +4315036470