Turkmenistan's Neutrality Day
Message of Congratulations on Neutrality Day
December 7, 2010
As the head of the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan, I have the distinct pleasure of representing the people and Government of the United States here in Turkmenistan. In that capacity, and on behalf of the people of the United States, I would like to offer my congratulations to the President and people of Turkmenistan on the 15th anniversary of the United Nations’ official recognition of Turkmenistan as a neutral state.
The policy of permanent neutrality has been a valuable guiding principle for Turkmenistan to achieve and maintain its independence and sovereignty. Neutrality has strengthened Turkmenistan's efforts to build mutually beneficial and respectful relations with other states and to make independent decisions for the benefit of its citizens.
The United States respects and supports Turkmenistan’s independence and neutrality. We value our friendly relations with the people and Government of Turkmenistan and seek to cooperate with Turkmenistan across a wide range of areas. All of our efforts are aimed at supporting Turkmenistan’s future as an independent, prosperous, and democratic member of the international community. As we mark this important 15th anniversary of Turkmenistan's neutrality, the United States looks forward to renewed opportunities for cooperation and friendship with the Government and people of Turkmenistan in the future.
Eileen A Malloy, Chargé d’Affaires a.i.,
United States Embassy to Turkmenistan