“I fully share the concerns of Uzbekistan on severe environmental situation in Central Asia”

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By Sarkaritel October 9, 2015 09:27

“I fully share the concerns of Uzbekistan on severe environmental situation in Central Asia”


The chief editor of the German news portal Usbekistan-Online Gerhard Birkle shared his opinion on the outcome of the participation of the delegation of our country in the September UN summit on sustainable development.

– In his speech, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov quite succinctly and clearly set out the approaches of the republic to global and regional problems.

Uzbekistan achieved great success in the implementation of the Programme of the Millennium Development Goals, is now taking a new agenda – sustainable development, designed for 2016-2030. The country, despite the difficulties of the transition period could provide tremendous progress in socio-economic and humanitarian fields. This is evidenced by multiple growth and diversification of its structure, a steady rise in living standards, the increase in the average duration of the citizens, especially women.

UN summit served as a good platform for the presentation of Uzbekistan its principled vision pressing global issues. I fully understand and support the concerns of the republic occurred severe environmental situation in Central Asia related to the drying up of the Aral Sea. The scale of this tragedy has long gone beyond the region and acquired a planetary character.

I think that the international community should join efforts and to provide real assistance to the Central Asian countries to mitigate the negative impact of the Aral Sea disaster. In this regard, I think is very timely and relevant initiative of Uzbekistan to establish under the auspices of the UN Special Trust Fund for the Aral Sea and the Aral Sea area. In my opinion, the new structure could play a coordinating role in the design, financing and implementation of large-scale projects aimed at improving the living conditions of the population of the Aral Sea region, biodiversity conservation in the region, implementation of the principles of rational use of water resources.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel October 9, 2015 09:27