Turkmenistan

13 June 2017, Ashgabat

Remarks at High-level Dialogue on Implementing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia

Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
It is a pleasure to take part in this high-level dialogue on implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia.
 
I am grateful to the people and Government of Turkmenistan for their warm welcome.  I particularly thank Turkmenistan for hosting the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia which this year marks its tenth anniversary.
 

13 June 2017, Ashgabat

Secretary-General’s remarks at High-level Dialogue on Implementing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia

Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
It is a pleasure to take part in this high-level dialogue on implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia.
 
I am grateful to the people and Government of Turkmenistan for their warm welcome.  I particularly thank Turkmenistan for hosting the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia which this year marks its tenth anniversary.
 

11 December 2016, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Secretary-General's video message to the Conference on the 21st Anniversary of Neutrality of Turkmenistan

Your Excellency, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President of Turkmenistan, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,
 
I am delighted to send greetings to this gathering. You meet just after my recent visit to Turkmenistan for the Global Sustainable Transport Conference.
 
Congratulations on celebrating Turkmenistan’s Permanent Neutrality, which reflects the country’s strong commitment to international peace and security.
 
Turkmenistan and the United Nations have had a productive partnership over the past 25 years.
 

26 November 2016, Ashgabat

Opening remarks at press conference in Ashgabat

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Before I begin, allow me to say a few words about the passing of Fidel Castro Ruz, the former President of Cuba.

Allow me to say some words in Spanish and then in English.

En nombre de las Naciones Unidas yo ofrezco mis mas sinceras condolencias al pueblo de Cuba y a la familia del fallecido lider Cubano Fidel Castro Ruz, particularmente al Presidente Raul Castro Ruz. En este momento de duelo nacional ofrezco al pueblo de la Isla el apoyo firme de las Naciones Unidas para continuar trabajando juntos.

26 November 2016, Ashgabat

Remarks at opening session of the Global Sustainable Transport Conference

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the opening of the UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, a two-day conference with the common goal of setting new directions for global transport efforts. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

It is wonderful to be back in Ashgabat on my third visit to Turkmenistan.

I sincerely thank His Excellency, President Berdimuhamedov, for welcoming us and hosting this important Global Sustainable Transport Conference.

Without transport, we would not be here. We all understand its importance.

Global trade depends on the world’s roads, rails, waterways and flight paths.

The transport sector itself is a huge source of jobs and an engine of economic growth.

Beyond economics, there is a human side.

26 November 2016, Ashgabat

Remarks at opening of new UN House in Ashgabat with H.E. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President of Turkmenistan

Salam. [“Hello.”]

Sizing Bilen Dushushýanyma Örän Shat.[“I am glad to be with you all.”]

It is a great honour and a pleasure to visit Turkmenistan for the third time.

I would like to thank President Berdimuhamedov and the people of Turkmenistan for their warm welcome and hospitality on each of these occasions.

This morning, we had a very successful opening of the Global Sustainable Transport Conference.

26 November 2016, Ashgabat

Remarks to side event on the roll out process of the Sustainable Development Goals in Turkmenistan

I am delighted to be here for this important side event to roll out the&nbspprocess of the Sustainable Development goals in Turkmenistan.

This is my third visit to Turkmenistan. Each time, I held meaningful discussions with the leaders on how to achieve a life of dignity for all people across the country.

I consistently stressed the importance of human rights – not only for the sake of individuals but also for the security of the whole society.

26 November 2016, Ashgabat

Welcome remarks at opening session of the Global Sustainable Transport Conference

I am pleased to welcome all of you to this important Conference.

I thank President Berdimuhamedov as well as the Government and people of Turkmenistan for their warm hospitality and excellent organization of this important meeting.

We meet at a dynamic time for the international community.

On the development front, there have been major promising breakthroughs.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is our plan for people, prosperity, planet and peace through partnerships.