On 20 of October 2021, at the closing ceremony of the Central Asian Sub-regional Preparatory Conference for the 9th World Water Forum “Water Security for Peace and Development”, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Mr. Péter Szijjártó, participated with a speech.
In his speech, along with other important issues, Péter Szijjártó noted the importance of cooperation in the field of water resources management, since water is a natural resource that unites all countries of the world, and humanity is responsible for its quality and quantity.
In his speech, he also paid attention to the issue of climate change, which is a serious problem of the 21st century. It was noted that 85% of the impacts of climate change are related to water: water shortages or floods are manifested in different countries of the world in different forms and also require a special approach and cooperation at the global level.
The Minister also mentioned that Hungary has good technologies, skills and experience in water resources management, with which the country expresses its readiness to share with other countries, including the countries of Central Asia.
Based on this, the Minister also expressed Hungary’s interest in joining IFAS as an observer.