Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Rashid Meredov reported at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on the work to develop interaction between Turkmenistan and foreign partners in the field of ecology, carried out for the practical implementation of important international initiatives of the head of state, TDH reports.

Based on the country’s priority positions at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, a number of relevant proposals have been prepared. In particular, to implement the Caspian Environmental Initiative put forward by President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, it is proposed to hold a round table in the second half of April with the participation of representatives of the UN, international organizations, the Caspian Sea Institute, universities and departments of Turkmenistan.

A proposal was also voiced for the country to join the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to more effectively protect rare species of animals and plants, many of which live in Turkmenistan.

The issue of joining the Euro-Asian Regional Association of Zoos and Aquariums is being considered to establish cooperation and exchange experience.

To protect migratory animal species on the Ustyurt Plateau, it is proposed to sign a memorandum of cooperation between the relevant ministries of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

In anticipation of the Youth Conference (COY-19), which will be held on the eve of the 29th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-29), a Roadmap of Turkmenistan’s youth initiatives in the field of climate change for 2024 has been developed. This document is aimed at environmental protection and includes activities related to increasing environmental knowledge and scientific research.

Summarizing the report, the President of Turkmenistan noted the great importance attached in the country to environmental protection activities and ensuring environmental well-being. The head of state instructed to continue systematic interaction with international and regional structures in this direction.

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