The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov noted during the video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers on Thursday that one of the key vectors of the foreign policy of Turkmenistan is cooperation with the UN and other authoritative organizations, including in the environmental field and in the sphere of ecology.
The Foreign Minister said Turkmenistan is currently a party to 20 international documents on ecology and environment, and voiced a proposal for the country to join a number of international agreemants.
Among them: the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (the Bonn Convention), which entered into force in 1983, Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, developed under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and adopted in 1999, and the 2016 Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
After the briefing, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said environmental protection and ecological safety issues are directly related to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Head of State approved the proposals on joining the aforementioned international treaties and instructed the Foreign Minister to continue relevant work.