On 30 September 2021, the Chairman of the IFAS Executive Committee, Mr. Sulton Rahimzoda, met with the EU Special Representative for Central Asia, Ms. Terhi Hakala.
During the meeting, the parties discussed priority areas of cooperation between the Executive Committee of IFAS and the European Union, including issues of cooperation within the framework of the Aral Sea Basin Program (ASBP-4).
It was noted that the implementation of regional projects within the framework of ASBP-4 will assist in improving the water management, environmental, and socio-economic situation in the region, as well as strengthening regional cooperation.
Within the framework of the meeting, information on the current situation and the work done on holding the Central Asian Sub-regional Preparatory Conference for the 9th World Water Forum “Water Security for Peace and Development” and the Coordination Meeting of the Executive Committee of IFAS with international development partners, which will be held 18 -20 October 2021 in Dushanbe was provided.
The EU Special Representative for Central Asia reaffirmed the interest and active participation of EU representatives in these events.