TURKMENISTAN AND THE UN DISCUSSED ISSUES OF EXPANDING COOPERATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
On June 6, 2022, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov had a meeting with the First Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group Amina Jane Mohammed.
During the meeting, the parties highly characterized the cooperation between Turkmenistan and the United Nations in a wide range of spheres. Particular emphasis was placed on the importance of combining efforts in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the national sustainable development goals in Turkmenistan.
The head of the foreign policy office of Turkmenistan noted that Turkmenistan is carrying out systematic work to intensify multilateral efforts to strengthen the stability of international transport systems in emergencies.
R. Meredov also noted that Turkmenistan supports the holding of the Education Transformation Summit in September 2022 in New York during the high-level week of the seventy-seventh session of the UN General Assembly. It was emphasized that Turkmenistan is working to improve the national education system and ensure equal access to quality education and plans to start national consultations in the near future in preparation for this Summit.
In addition the parties discussed issues related to environmental protection and the National Strategy of Turkmenistan on climate change. In this regard, it was stated that Turkmenistan is an active participant in the global campaign initiated by the UNECE "Trees in Cities" to support actions related to climate change in cities.