The Minister noted that today an absolutely new atmosphere of mutual trust has been formed in the Central Asian region: many barriers have been removed, conditions for the free movement of citizens have been created, a favorable environment has been formed for the growth of mutual trade and investment, regional interconnectedness, security and sustainable socio-economic development.
At the Fourth Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State in July this year in the Kyrgyz Republic, a truly historic Treaty on Friendship, Good-Neighborliness and Cooperation for the Development of Central Asia in the XXI century was agreed.
As the head of the Uzbek delegation stressed, the problems of the environmental agenda remain of particular relevance in Central Asia. The rate of climate change in our region is twice the global average.
In this context, V. Norov called on the OSCE to take an active part in actions to mitigate the consequences of the environmental disaster of the Aral Sea and the implementation of popular socio-economic projects and programs in the Aral Sea region, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan reports.