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October 12, 2015
RUSSIAN EXPERT: INITIATIVE OF FOREIGN MINISTER OF UZBEKISTAN ON THE ARAL SEA HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST CONSTRUCTIVE OF VOICED AT THE LAST UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Russian expert community welcomed the speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov at the United Nations summit on sustainable development at the end of September 2015 in New York.

Thus, in an interview to correspondent of Information Agency \"Jahon\" in Moscow, —hief researcher of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Irina Zvyagelskaya and CEO of the International Institute for Strategic Studies \"Vector\" Andrey Hrienko shared their views and assessments about past events.

Irina Zvyagelskaya:

- First of all I would like to note that address of head of Uzbekistan\'s Foreign Ministry has been dedicated to the most important areas of the country, serious challenges encountered and measures to overcome them. Program deepening of reform, structural change and modernization of the economy can be seen in this context as the choice of courses to ensure successful social and economic transformation.

Attention is drawn to the situation in Uzbekistan and concerns around the Aral Sea. Republic works tirelessly environmental problem caused by the drying out of the reservoir and the consequences associated with it, and encourages the international community to work together in this direction. Creation of a special UN Trust Fund is a real step towards the realization of a number of major projects.

Overall performance of A.Kamilov raises questions about the special role of the state in the modern world. Against the background of turmoil in the international arena and the only way of reforms designed and capable of gradual reforms to be effective and successful.

A.Hrienko:

- Speech at the UN Summit on Sustainable Development, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov has attracted international attention by his constructiveness.

First of all, from the rostrum he noted that at present Uzbekistan, on the conclusion of the international financial and economic structures, takes one of the leading places in the world among countries with rapidly growing economies. This by the way takes the state to the level of a particularly active part in solving the world\'s problems.

It is in this context, initiatives were made in your country in relation to solving problems of the Aral Sea. A special feature was the fact that not only drew attention to the \"tragedy of the Aral Sea\" as a worldwide, but also offer real, science-based mechanism to overcome it.

Uzbekistan is deeply reasoned position proposed the creation under the auspices of UN Special Trust Fund with the widest range of powers. Thus it was actually put forward a formula solution of the situation with the participation of the entire international community. According to experts, the initiative has become one of the most meaningful of the announced at the General Assembly in the direction of solving the most pressing problems related to the sustainable development of mankind.

There is every reason to believe that the international community will offer Uzbekistan\'s Aral Sea as a tool for preventing impending global ecological catastrophe.

In addition, it should be noted also that the Uzbek leadership has for a long time on their own, as far as possible to successfully solve the whole complex of the region\'s environmental problems.

(Source: Jahon Information Agency, Moscow)


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