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Turkmenistan hosts Central Asian International Ecological Forum

Three days’ Central Asian international ecological forum under the slogan
“Initiative for cooperation in the field of environmental and sustainable development
in the Central Asia” began its work at “Yildyz” hotel in Ashgabat city on June 5,
2017.
The officials of the Central Asian governments, heads and representatives of
the international and regional organizations, diplomatic missions accredited in
Turkmenistan, leading experts of environmental protection, representatives of the
ecological sector and Media take part in the Forum.
The main topic of the forum is “Climate change and water cooperation in the
light of the sustainable development in the Central Asia”. The main goal is
assistance in strengthening of a dialog between the governmental institutions and
international community, scientific circles, civil society and business structures of
the Central Asian republic in the issues of development of environmental protection
as well as sharing views and elaborating joint vision of the sustainable development
strategy for the region.
The forum began with the greeting message of President of Turkmenistan
H.E. Mr. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, addressed to the participants of the Central
Asian international ecological forum and representatives of nature protection
organizations. Heads of the delegations from the Central Asian Republics delivered
statements.
There were two plenary sessions on the first day of the Forum. High level
segments passed under the title «Challenges and opportunities for ecological
cooperation in the field of climate change and water resources in Central Asia» and
“Harmonization of the legal base of the Central Asian republics in the field of water
cooperation and ecology”. These sessions were dedicated to the opportunities for
collaboration and the role of the diplomats and parliamentarians in terms of the
climate change and water cooperation in the region.
Second and the third days of the forum will cover the thematic discussions.
There will be parallel sessions and conclusions on June 7, 2017. The closing
ceremony will take place the same day.
Press center
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
Turkmenistan

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