Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec. 26
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree to address issues related to the upcoming chairmanship of Turkmenistan at the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) in 2017-2019, the Turkmen government said in a message.
“Speaking from the standpoint of broad international cooperation in the environmental field, neutral Turkmenistan is implementing large-scale projects and is taking active steps to develop balanced solutions to topical issues of regional and global agenda, attaching great importance to issues of saving the Aral Sea, as well as the improvement of social and environmental conditions in its basin,” the Turkmen State News Agency reported.
The IFAS was established in 1993 to support scientific and practical research and organize financing social and economic and environmental programs in the region aimed at improving environmental situation of Aral Sea region.