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8 August, Saturday

Berdimuhamedov, Nazarbayev discuss Aral Sea crisis

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President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a phone conversation with the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev on July 10, reports citing AKIpress.

Turkmen President congratulated Nazarbayev on his 80th birthday. Expressing sincere appreciation for the congratulations, Nursultan Nazarbayev underlined the high level of mutual understanding and trust inherent in interstate relations that stand as the basis for their further successful development.

The interlocutors also focused on the coronavirus-related global issues and the ways to combine international efforts to overcome it.

During the conversation, it was noted that substances hazardous to human health, including viruses, can be carried by air currents, especially in a complex ecological environment, according the report. “Central Asia is one of the most sensitive and environmentally sensitive regions of the world. One of the main reasons for this is the problem of the Aral Sea”.

“The day when on August 24, 2018 in Avaza at the IFAS Summit, you supported the proposals of Turkmenistan to comprehensively address the Aral Sea at the UN level is especially memorable,” President Berdimuhamedov said.

“I clearly remember your words in support of this position. Back then you emphasized that during the lifespan of one generation a whole sea has disappeared from the face of Earth,” he added. 

Noting the need for joint action in order to eliminate the consequences of this environmental disaster, Berdimuhamedov announced his readiness to establish regular contacts between medical scientists, environmentalists and other specialists of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan in the near future.

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