Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Central Asia stated active role of Turkmenistan in regional energy security

Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Central Asia stated active role of Turkmenistan in regional energy security

The International Conference "Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan" (OGT-2022) started today, at which the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Central Asia, Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) Natalia Gherman made Key-note Address.

In her speech, she noted that this Forum is an important occasion to discuss emerging trends and challenges and further support Turkmenistan’s active role in ensuring regional energy security.

Gherman stressed that in spite of troubling global trends and developments in the world, Central Asia stands out as the region where these very tenets of peace and security multilateralism, solidarity and trust have been cherished and promoted.

Gherman noted that Turkmenistan dedicated much time and attention to improving inter-connectivity and economic development at both national and multilateral levels. Its active position on energy and transport diplomacy was shown by the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of resolutions proposed by Turkmenistan on sustainable transport in recent years.

She also noted Turkmenistan’s efforts in advancing a number of important regional initiatives, which are essential for widening the intra-regional trade.

In her Key-note Address, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General also raised the topic of climate change, calling it the scourge of our time, as the effects of climate change extreme weather events, melting glaciers and increased temperatures are already affecting the regional security and indeed hampering trade and economic cooperation among the countries.

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