India, Turkmenistan agree to work for UN reforms

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New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): India and Turkmenistan on Wednesday reiterated their commitment to strengthen the United Nations.

A joint statement issued after meetings between Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said both countries reiterated their commitment to strengthen the United Nations (UN) framework to maintain stability in the world and agreed to work for UN reforms.

"The two sides reiterated their call for strengthening the role of the United Nations in international affairs and for utilizing the UN framework in maintaining stability and security in the world," the statement said.

"Both sides agreed to work together on all issues related to UN reform," the statement added.

The Ministry of External Affairs said that Turkmenistan has expressed its support for India's candidature for non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council for 2011-12.

The Indian side appreciated initiatives of Turkmenistan in the establishment of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for the Countries of Central Asia in Ashgabat.

The joint statement said the New Delhi appreciated the resolutions initiated by Turkmenistan in the UN General Assembly (UNGA), on safety and security of energy transit routes and also the organization of a high level conference on the subject in Ashgabat. (ANI)

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