AKIPRESS.COM - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov held a meeting with the heads of UN regional agencies in a hybrid format on November 3, the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan reported.
The meeting was attended by Regional Director of the United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO) for Europe and Central Asia G. Yop-Son, Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia N. Gherman, Director of the UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran G. El Khoury, OHCHR Regional Representative R. Komenda, UNHCR Regional Representative for Central Asia H. Friedrich Schodder, Representative of the United Nations Regional Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) A. Mukhidov, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan D. Shlapachenko and heads of the UN country offices in Turkmenistan: UNDP, UNODC, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO.
The parties discussed issues related to the active interaction of Turkmenistan with the United Nations.
Meredov noted in his speech that the UN is a strategic partner of Turkmenistan, and emphasized the readiness of Turkmenistan's government for the further cooperation development.
Turkmenistan is implementing more than 50 regional and country projects with the UN structures in areas of sustainable development, digitalization, human rights, resolving issues of refugees and stateless persons, climate change and environmental protection , as well as reducing greenhouse gas and methane emissions, the development of the education and health systems, including the fight against non-communicable diseases and "One health" initiatives.
The heads of the UN agencies and departments informed about the ongoing joint work with the government of Turkmenistan, supported the recommendations of the Turkmen side regarding the new ways of interaction, and shared their proposals.
Following the meeting, the parties agreed to strengthen the activities of specialized UN programs in Turkmenistan, including in the Central Asian region.