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The working visit of the President of Turkmenistan to the United Arab Emirates has ended

Today evening, the working visit of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Serdar Berdimuhamedov to the United Arab Emirates ended. The 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) is being held here.

As previously reported, this large forum, which will last until December 12 of this year, will be attended by many representatives from different countries of the world, including heads of state and government, heads of neighboring state structures, international organizations, experts, civil society, business groups, mass media. representatives of the media and young people participate.

Speaking at the UN World Climate Summit yesterday, the Turkmen leader emphasized that he considers Turkmenistan's participation in this conference as a milestone in advancing its international strategy on climate change. As mentioned, the National Strategy on Climate Change, adopted in 2012, became the starting point for Turkmenistan's full integration into the global climate agenda. Then, in connection with the country's accession to the Paris climate agreement, a new edition of this Strategy was approved.

The President Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasized that as a responsible state, Turkmenistan understands the need to continue the goal-oriented work at the international and national levels. That work will help ensure further progress in combating climate change and its consequences.

From the podium of the high-level forum, the Turkmen leader said that the country, which continuously contributes to international efforts to reduce methane emissions, joins the commitment of the nation to methane and will continue active cooperation with international organizations and partner countries to solve climate problems.

As it is known, with the accession of our country to the Paris climate agreement, several relevant national programs were adopted. Accordingly, measures aimed at reducing the emission of methane into the environment and eliminating their negative effects are being implemented. It is, first of all, about the gradual transition and use of environmentally friendly, resource-saving modern technologies, especially in the energy, industrial and transport sectors. Also, in his speech at the forum, the President of Turkmenistan emphasized the importance of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan and the UN Environment Program for the development of regional programs on November 13 of this year. Those regional programs are aimed at transferring air technologies to Turkmenistan and Central Asian countries. It was noted that this document is considered as a first step and a fundamental legal requirement for Turkmenistan to consider in detail the issue of opening a UN Regional Center for Climate Change Technologies in Central Asia.

Documenting Turkmenistan's commitment to continuing and strengthening international cooperation for a happy and prosperous future of the planet, documents prepared at the high-level multilateral meeting, in particular, the Declaration on Climate and Health, the Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Food Systems and Combating Climate Change He supported his campaign as well as several initiatives, including the COP28 coalition for high-level, multi-level cooperation to combat climate change.

As you know, our country has ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, and has consistently fulfilled its obligations over the past years. The approved National Climate Change Strategy envisages the implementation of systematic measures aimed at reducing the amount of harmful emissions in all sectors, first of all, in the oil and gas, transport, electric power sectors, agricultural industry, and construction industry. Great attention is paid to the expansion of international cooperation in this field. Because the solution of ecological problems requires the unification of efforts at the global, regional and national levels, multilateral dialogue, and the actions of each state in this field in coordination with the UN.

Thus, the UN World Climate Summit showed that the world community understands the need to jointly solve the problem of climate change, which has become urgent for all mankind in recent decades, and to implement coordinated political and economic measures against this threat.

Today, during the meeting of the President Serdar Berdimuhamedov with the Vice-President, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, bilateral and multilateral discussions were held.The current state and prospects of successfully developing intergovernmental relations were discussed.

The interlocutors exchanged warm greetings and expressed their satisfaction with the opportunity to discuss the important issues of multifaceted Turkmen-Emirati cooperation based on the principle of mutual respect.

On his own behalf and on behalf of the National Leader of the Turkmen people, the Chairman of the People's Council of Turkmenistan Haryman Arkadag, the President congratulated the high official representative of the United Arab Emirates on the National Day and wished the President of the UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan happiness, prosperity and prosperity to all the people of the friendly state. .

Expressing gratitude for the kind words, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahayyan, on behalf of the leaders of his country, expressed his best wishes to the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who contributed greatly to the strengthening of Turkmen-Emirati relations, as well as his active participation in the Ahlumumi Forum and the initiatives put forward by the Turkmen side. expressed his gratitude to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

The Turkmen leader expressed his sincere gratitude for the hospitality shown to the delegation of the country and highly appreciated the level of organization of the "COP28" conference held in Dubai. The meeting was one of the most important international events of the year.

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed his sincere joy at the success of Turkmenistan in the path of reforms initiated by our Heroic Friend in the United Arab Emirates and currently being successfully implemented under the leadership of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

The Turkmen Leader and UAE Vice-President, Deputy Prime Minister and President's Minister of Business Administration wished each other good health and prosperity, and peace and prosperity to the fraternal peoples of the two friendly countries.

During his business visit to the United Arab Emirates, the President of Turkmenistan was presented with a special gift of verses of the Holy Qur'an written in golden water on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President of the UAE, Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, and Governor of Dubai.

Our friend Haji Sardar gratefully accepted the gift and said that he considers it a symbol of the high level of friendly Turkmen-Emirati relations, which are being dynamically developed and enriched with new meaning.

During the two days of the public forum, the Heads of State and government leaders expressed their countries' views on environmental issues, food security, natural disaster prevention, "green" energy issues, and financial support to less developed countries to overcome the consequences of climate change. A number of other events are being held in conjunction with the plenary sessions at COP28 to further discuss important issues of cooperation in various areas related to climate change. Leaders and representatives of Turkmenistan's co-operative structures took part in them.

On December 2, the members of the delegation of the country discussed the issues of nature protection, the role of youth in combating climate change, accelerating the implementation of measures to protect drinking water and air, and accelerating the transition to a fair, equitable, coordinated energy flow, in particular, to renewable sources of energy used today. participated in dedicated multilateral meetings. A special focus was given to the meeting entitled "Health at the center of the climate change agenda". According to its results, the "COP28" Declaration on Climate and Health was adopted. The Turkmen side, which has always expressed its readiness to continue multilateral dialogue within the framework of the Global Climate Initiative, supported this Declaration and confirmed its commitment to joint efforts on health issues to implement the Paris Agreement.

It should be noted that the important events of the 28th meeting of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change coincided with the National Day of the UAE, the main holiday of the friendly country, which is celebrated on December 2 every year.

Currently, the development of multilateral relations with the United Arab Emirates, one of the economically powerful and dynamically developing countries of the Middle East, is considered one of the priorities of the foreign policy strategy of independent, neutral Turkmenistan. The rich experience of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, first of all, within the framework of large international organizations, as well as during the visits of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, the National Leader of the Turkmen people, the Chairman of the People's Council of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Abu Dhabi.This is evidenced by the particularly fruitful character of the meetings and negotiations.

The high-level Turkmen-Emirati talks held on November 21-22 of last year became a new stage in the development of the traditional friendly-fraternal relations between the two countries and their peoples, and deepening of mutually advantageous cooperation in several key areas of mutual interest.

The official visit of the Chairman of the People's Council of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the United Arab Emirates on February 11-12 of this year opened an important page in the history of intergovernmental relations. Meetings and talks held during the visit contributed to the practical implementation of previously reached agreements, development of effective cooperation and raising it to a higher level that meets the requirements of today.

The "Open Door" policy implemented in Turkmenistan and the favorable investment situation created in the country attract businessmen from foreign countries, including Middle Eastern countries. Representatives of the UAE show great interest in large-scale projects aimed at innovative development of sectors of the national economy and improvement of people's prosperity.

Currently, Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates not only activate bilateral political-diplomatic, trade-economic, cultural-humanitarian relations, but also support each other's initiatives and cooperate effectively in the international space. The 28th meeting of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is another proof of this.

In the evening, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov participated in the celebrations of the National Day of the United Arab Emirates. Performances by masters of culture and art were organized for the 52nd anniversary of the establishment of the UAE.

After completing a two-day business trip to the United Arab Emirates, the President of Turkmenistan left for our country.

Officials greeted the Turkmen leader at Ashgabat International Airport. Here, the representative of the UAE Embassy congratulated President Serdar Berdimuhamedov on his successful participation in the UN World Climate Summit (COP28), his meaningful speech, and the fruitful discussions of the meetings within its borders.

Thanking the Turkmen leader for the kind words, he said that the initiatives put forward at the summit were of great importance in solving ecological problems, which are one of the urgent tasks of today. It was also noted that the meetings held during the visit became an important step in the further development of traditional friendly relations between the two countries.