NEWS AND EVENTS
September 30, 2015
UZBEKISTAN PROPOSES TO ESTABLISH A SPECIAL TRUST FUND UNDER UN AUSPICES
As previously reported, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York.
During the meeting there were discussed issues of mitigation of environmental catastrophe of the Aral Sea. It was stressed that this issue is devoted to the main part of the speech of the Uzbek delegation at the UN summit on sustainable development.
It was announced the proposal for the establishment of Special Trust Fund for the Aral Sea and the Aral Sea area under the auspices of the UN, taking into account the need to mobilize the international community in this direction.
UN Secretary General, for his part, expressed his support for the initiative of the Republic on the establishment of such a structure under the auspices of the Organization. In addition, according to the secretary general, now efforts are being made to mobilize the financial resources of the donor community to the budget of the United Nations Green Climate Fund, created in 2010 to assist Member States in the fight against climate change. In this regard, it was announced the possibility of use of resources of this structure to solve environmental problems in the region.
UN Secretary-General conveyed warmest greetings to President Islam Karimov. He also expressed his sincere gratitude for the hospitality during his visit to Uzbekistan in June this year and vivid impressions from visiting ancient Bukhara.
(Source: \"IA \"Jahon\", New York)