President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov met with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Asia and Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia Natalia Gherman. He commended the role of the head of the UNRCCA in strengthening cooperation between the country and the UN, as reported by «Turkmenistan today».
Gherman completes her mission within the mentioned posts. Berdimuhamedov thanked her for a great personal contribution to building up the corresponding partnership. He called her work fruitful. The president also congratulated Gherman on her appointment as Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate of the UN Security Council.
During the meeting, it was noted that cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UN has demonstrated efficiency in such areas as security, energy, transport, economy, ecology, as well as in the implementation of the SDGs, solving social and humanitarian issues.
The United Nations supported the initiative of Turkmenistan to declare 2023 the «International Year of Dialogue as a Guarantee of Peace». Ashgabat and the UN are also cooperating under the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.