Turkmenistan to hold regional seminar on management of Caspian Sea
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 12
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
A regional seminar entitled “Caspian Sea - Sustainable Development and Management” is scheduled to be held in Turkmenistan’s Caspian resort town of Awaza in March, Trend reports referring to the Altyn Asyr TV channel.
The event, organized by the Foreign Ministry and the State Enterprise for Caspian Sea Affairs under the President of Turkmenistan, in cooperation with the International Ocean Institute (IOI), will be attended by experts from the Caspian littoral states.
The issue of organizing the seminar was discussed at a government meeting. The favorable geographical position, the richest hydrocarbon, fish and other natural resources, favorable climatic conditions made the Caspian Sea basin a dynamically developing industrial, transport and resort center of Eurasia, as the words of the Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov are cited.
With this, according to the head of state, the importance of forming a coordinated international cooperation in terms of creating a coherent and durable system of environmental safety is becoming more and more important.
The Caspian Sea is the world's largest inland water body, not connected to the oceans and has a climate-forming significance. It is unique in having carried a diverse relict flora and fauna, including the world's largest herd of sturgeon.