The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution declaring Central Asia a zone of peace, trust and cooperation.
The 193-member Assembly recommended that all States in the region and all other regions cooperate in preserving peace in the Central Asian zone and respect the national unity, sovereignty, political independence and territorial integrity of all States of the region, in strict observance of the Charter of the United Nations, the UN said in its press release.
Introducing the resolution titled “zone of peace, trust and cooperation in Central Asia”, the Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the UN Aksoltan Atayeva, also speaking on behalf of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, said the countries of the region have great potential for cooperation and development.
The representative of the United States said the intent to establish the region as a zone of peace creates a foundation of greater cooperation among those Governments that can reinforce interconnected pillars of a peaceful and prosperous society, sustainable development, peace and security, human rights and the rule of law.
In mid-July, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on strengthening connectivity between Central and South Asia.