President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov intends to pay a working visit to Azerbaijan on October 25 to attend the XVIII Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Baku.
At a session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan on Friday, Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov informed the Head of State about the preparations for the planned working visit.
The Head of state noted the importance of the upcoming summit to work out solutions to global issues and emphasized that Turkmenistan strictly adheres to the basic principles of its neutral status, which are close to the tenets of the Non-Aligned Movement.
The Non-Aligned Movement, established in 1961, is an organization of 120 developing world states that are not aligned with or against any major military-political blocs. After the United Nations, it is the largest grouping of states worldwide. Turkmenistan has been a member of this organization since 1995.