SRSG NATALIA GHERMAN PARTICIPATES AT A BRIEFING ON IFAS SUMMIT RESULTS
On 27 August 2018, SRSG Natalia Gherman took part in a briefing organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan on the results of the summit of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS).
The summit was hosted on August 24 by Turkmenistan as the current Chair of the Executive Committee of IFAS. This was the first IFAS Summit in nearly a decade.
In her presentation, SRSG Gherman focused on the importance of IFAS as an engine of regional cooperation. She also expressed support for the outcomes of the summit. Trans-boundary water management and “water diplomacy” have been a large part of UNRCCA’s agenda for much of the past ten years and the Centre has enjoyed a partnership with IFAS since 2010.