Turkmenistan's initiative on the Aral Sea was proposed at a Regional conference in Kazakhstan

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Turkmenistan's initiative on the Aral Sea was proposed at a Regional conference in Kazakhstan

The Regional conference "Innovative approaches and solutions in the system of sustainable water resources management and opportunities for their use in Central Asia" was held in Almaty.

The event brought together more than 150 specialists in the field of water resources management. The conference was attended by representatives of five Central Asian countries, state bodies responsible for water resources management, scientists, specialists, representatives of international financial organizations, employees of research institutes and Universities. The purpose of the conference is to discuss a wide range of issues related to water resources management in the context of climate change, the website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan reports.

The conference included a presentation of the UN Special program for the Aral Sea basin (UN SPAS).

The participants were presented the initiative of the President of Turkmenistan to create a Special UN program for the Aral Sea basin. The speech was accompanied by a video presentation, which outlined the main steps planned by Turkmenistan aimed at preparing multilateral consultations in the "UN-IFAS" format and launching a pilot project of the UN Special program for the Aral Sea basin.

In his speech, the role of Turkmenistan as the presiding country in the international Fund for saving the Aral Sea and the importance of the upcoming multilateral consultations to determine the format of the future UN Special program for the Aral Sea basin (UN SPAS) were emphasized.

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