DELEGATION OF TURKMENISTAN PARTICIPATED TO THE HIGH-LEVEL CONFERENCE “GREEN CENTRAL ASIA”
On January 28, 2020, the delegation of Turkmenistan headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs R.Meredov participated in the high-level Conference “Green Central Asia” held in Berlin. The delegations of Germany, Central Asian countries and Afghanistan also took part in the Conference.
The participants discussed a wide range of issues related to climate change and security in the region, including nature protection, integrated management of water resources, preservation of biodiversity, combatting desertification, development of mountain territories and others.
The launch of the regional initiative “Green Central Asia” on climate and security took place in the framework of the high-level Conference.
The goal of the initiative is to support the dialogue on climate change including the risks related to it.
The “Green Central Asia” will play a vital role in the implementation of the new strategy of the European Union for Central Asia. This strategy is aimed at the enhancement of the countries’ resilience to the internal and external risk factors, such as climate and ecological factors.
The heads of the delegations expressed support to the regional initiative “Green Central Asia” and signed a Joint Declaration.
Besides, on January 27-28, within the framework of the high-level conference, the delegation of Turkmenistan had meetings with the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell Fontelles, the Deputy Advisor to the German Chancellor on external policy and security affairs Christina Beinhoff, EU Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian, Executive Director of the Eastern Committee of German Economy Michael Harms, as well as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mirwais Nab.