Following the ancient traditions of good neighborliness, Turkmenistan maintains close relations with the countries of the world and, if necessary, provides assistance to its neighbors in difficult times. These actions, in turn, are a clear proof of the national identity of the Turkmen people.
By successfully implementing the policy of Permanent Neutrality, which has been recognized by all UN member states, our country maintains good-neighborly and peace-loving relations with all countries of the world, especially its close neighbors. By actively participating in international activities aimed at maintaining peace, stability and security in the region, Turkmenistan makes an important contribution to the socio-economic participation of neighboring Afghanistan in international and regional movements and implements large-scale infrastructure projects in a sustainable and humane manner.
Once again, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree on the provision of humanitarian aid to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. According to the document, based on the ancient neighborly relations and humanitarian traditions of the Turkmen people, Turkmenistan has made significant international initiatives to provide economic, social and humanitarian assistance to the neighboring Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and to provide comprehensive international support. The Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan has been instructed to provide free medical equipment to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for human-polymerase chain reaction (Real-time PCR). The Foreign Ministry has been instructed to ensure the delivery and organization of medical equipment to be sent to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as humanitarian aid, and to provide all assistance to relevant ministries and departments.
Independent Turkmenistan fully fulfills its commitments, having a permanent status of Neutrality, endorsed and recognized by the full-fledged member of the world community and the United Nations General Assembly. As is well known, humanitarian aid consists of voluntary, free assistance to the population suffering from various emergencies.
During the years of independence, Permanently Neutral Turkmenistan has accumulated positive experience in providing humanitarian assistance to the people of different countries. Our country is always ready to help other countries, adhering to the principles of important humanitarian, good neighborliness and mutual aid and universal values.
This is evidenced by the fact that in recent years many humanitarian measures have been taken. Many states are providing humanitarian assistance on the initiative of our esteemed President. Turkmenistan also provides regular humanitarian assistance to neighboring Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Our countries are bound by ancient brotherly and spiritual intimacy. The historical roots of Turkmen-Afghan relations, rooted in the depths of millennia, serve as the basis for mutual respect between the two peoples. Our country provides regular humanitarian assistance to neighboring Afghanistan and supports the restoration of its socio-economic structure.