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Turkmenistan called on the UN to save the Aral Sea together

08.10.2018 131 просмотров

Head of State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov came up with such an initiative.

Speaking at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, he called on the organization to create an international commission to resolve the problem of the Aral Sea. The Head of the Republic expressed the opinion that the development of options for saving the sea area should be singled out as a separate area of UN activity. 
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Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that the resolution of the General Assembly on cooperation between the UN and the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea is a good basis for joint work, TASS reports. has not been a regional problem for a long time. To solve it, "a new international approach and active, systematic participation of the UN in this work" is needed. 

Before drying up, the Aral Sea was considered the fourth largest lake in the world. The shallowing of the reservoir began in the 60s of the XX century after most of the waters of the Syrdarya and Amudarya rivers began to climb through the canal system for irrigation of lands in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. 

By the beginning of the 2000s The water level in the Aral Sea decreased by 22 meters, and its volume amounted to approximately 10% of the original. In the summer of 2017, a small inflow of the waters of the Syr Darya and Amu Darya was noted.

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