Iranian First VP Attends Turkmenistan’s Neutrality Conference
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri participated in the International Neutrality Conference held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on Saturday.
Heading a high-ranking delegation, Jahangiri attended the international event which was held to mark the 20th anniversary of Turkmenistan's neutrality and the declaration of 2015 as the "Year of Neutrality and Peace".
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, who chaired the conference, made a speech about the country’s neutrality policy and called for international cooperation to promote peace and stability across the world.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi and Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhondi are accompanying Jahangiri on this visit to Turkmenistan.
On 12 December 1995 the General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously adopted the Resolution on the Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan.
Turkmen neutrality model assumes that contemporary international law is the law of peace and that constantly a neutral state must adhere to its status not only in wartime, but also in peacetime.