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Turkmenistan marks Day of Neutrality

By Baron Henri Estramant.

12 December is a holiday in the Republic of Turkmenistan in connection with the 19th anniversary of the Day of Neutrality.

Turkmenistan’s decision to accept the permanent neutrality status was officially recognised by the UN in 1995. The headquarters of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia is in Ashgabat.

Turkmenistan’s declaration of permanent neutrality was recognized and supported by the UN General Assembly.The main idea behind the neutrality is to refuse any participation in any military-political blocs, according to the approved military doctrine. Yet the latter does not prevent the country from participating in humanitarian actions. 

H.E. Ambassador Kakadjan Mommadov presented his credentials to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander only on 26 November 2014. His mission is based in Brussels and responsible for all three Benelux countries plus the European Union, and the international organisations in the Benelux countries. 
Turkmenistan became independent as Turkmenia on 27 October 1991.Its first multi-party parliamentary elections were held in 2013.

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