President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov realized a working trip to the lake Altyn Asyr in participation of the Deputies of the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, heads of relevant ministries and departments of the country, as well as the heads of diplomatic missions and foreign representations accredited in Turkmenistan.
During the visit, President of the country was acquainted with the work realized in this region according to the planned program and spoke to the chiefs of diplomatic missions regarding the significance of this grand project and its role on local and regional level. Particularly, the head of state noted the importance of constructing the Altyn Asyr lake in the context of attention given to the water diplomacy which is an integral part of the state policy of Turkmenistan.
As known, vital steps are taken by our country in the process of securing equal use of water resources on local, regional and international level. The implemented international agreements, particularly active work in the framework of the chairmanship in the International Fund of Protecting the Aral Sea for the period of 2017-2019 serves as the proof of the above said.
It is vital to note that Turkmenistan pays great attention to cooperation with international organizations in this sphere. Thus, effective management of water resources is one of the important elements of cooperation with the United Nations, particularly in the process of attaining the Goals of Sustainable Development that are steadily embedded in the preparation of national development programs of Turkmenistan.
It is imperative to note that the Draft Concept of developing the region of Altyn Asyr lake for the period of 2019-2025 was presented to the head of state. The process of rational use of water of Turkmen lake is thoroughly described in the document, including the development of nearby territory and creation of necessary conditions for living in the region. According to the action plan, the necessary measures will be undertaken to elevate the biodiversity and ecologic situation of this region.
The head of state gave valuable instructions on creating and developing the necessary conditions for the inhabitants of the region, who will live and work here for the sake of the Motherland.
Source: EMBASSY OF TURKMENISTAN REPUBLIC OF TURKEY - ANKARA