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Turkmenistan perfectly embodies SCO core principles

ASHGABAT: Turkmenistan fully shares the fundamental principles underlying the activities of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Trend reports. This was stated by Chairman of the People's Council of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, at the meeting of heads of delegations in the SCO+ format in Astana. According to him, for a number of years, Ashgabat has been promoting the initiative of dialogue in the international arena as a guarantee of peace, which fully corresponds to the theme of the current summit. Berdimuhamedov noted that this is a good prerequisite for starting substantive joint work in the UN and other reputable multilateral structures. "As you know, at the initiative of Turkmenistan, 2025 was declared by the UN as the 'International Year of Peace and Trust'. This is fixed in the relevant resolution of the General Assembly, which gives political and legal grounds for the full-scale involvement of our states in the process of consultations and negotiations at the UN in order to dev elop common approaches and a consolidated position on the peace and peacekeeping agenda," he said. To note, a meeting of the SCO Council was held on July 4, at which the leaders of the member states discussed important issues of multilateral and multi-vector cooperation in the organization's format, as well as issues of regional and international policy. Source: Trend News Agency