Turkmen President Calls Non-Aligned Movement to Promote Economic Sovereignty

Turkmen President Calls Non-Aligned Movement to Promote Economic Sovereignty
The Turkmen leader noted that since the previous Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Venezuela, serious changes had taken place in the world.

The countries of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) must advocate economic sovereignty, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted in his speech at the XVIII Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement in Baku on October 25.

Turkmen Leader called on the countries of the Non-Aligned Movement to advocate for the promotion of the legitimate rights of member countries in the economic sphere, for economic sovereignty and strongly oppose discrimination and artificial barriers.

At the beginning of his speech, the Turkmen leader noted that since the previous Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Venezuela, serious changes had taken place in the world, new trends in international politics had appeared, alternative geopolitical and geo-economic alignments had arisen. All this changes require a serious understanding of the current situation and the development of adequate approaches and solutions.

The President of Turkmenistan emphasized that the active participation of the member states of the Movement in establishment of the global system of energy security played a crucial role in promoting their own economic agenda.

“The basis of the energy security system should include fair and transparent principles, equal access to energy sources and means of their delivery, taking into account and recognizing the interests of suppliers, buyers and transit countries of energy resources,” the Head of State said at the session.

The President of Turkmenistan noted that during the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, Turkmenistan plans to submit for its consideration a draft resolution aimed at ensuring reliable and stable transit of energy carriers and its role in sustainable development and international cooperation.

President of Turkmenistan also touched upon the topic of refugees. He noted that most of the refugees come from the NAM member states. “Only in recent years, our country has granted its citizenship to more than 20 thousand refugees and stateless persons,” the Turkmen President added.

On the same day, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov met with President Ilham Aliyev at the Baku Congress Center.

The Presidents exchanged views on the global issues of mutual interest and the prospects for economic cooperation between the two countries.

According the Turkmen State News Agency (TDH), President Ilham Aliyev supported the idea of the President of Turkmenistan to promote a strategy of equality in international economic relations and a consolidated counteraction to discrimination in world trade.

The Heads of States noted that, being one of the largest producers and suppliers of energy resources in the world, both states have great potential in the fuel and energy complex taking into account their geographical proximity.