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06/May/2021   Central Asia

Issues of improving the environmental situation in the region discussed in IICA


TASHKENT, May 6. /“Dunyo” IA/. On May 4, Director of the International Institute for Central Asia (IICA) Anvar Nasirov met with the Director of the Scientific Information Center of Interstate Coordination Water Commission (SIC ICWC) Viktor Dukhovny, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.

The parties exchanged views on the state of water resources in the Central Asian states, improving the environmental situation in the region, and promising areas of cooperation in water and environmental issues.

Information was provided about the first results of the Expert Platform for Advanced Research in the Water Security and Sustainable Development, created in the development of the initiative of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, announced on August 24, 2018, at the Summit of the Heads of State-Founders of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS).

Following the meeting, the parties agreed to conduct joint research, including with the participation of partners from Central Asian countries, taking into account that the Water and Environmental Research Department operates in IICA.

The main objectives are to strengthen confidence-building measures and an atmosphere of cooperation on water and environmental issues between the Central Asian countries, as well as to assist in the development of mutually acceptable solutions in the rational use of transboundary waters and environmental protection.

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