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Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister receives the UN Assistant Secretary-General


On May 19, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov received the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča, who arrived in Uzbekistan to attend the 5th International Forum of graduates of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).

Practical aspects of implementation of agreements reached during the fruitful negotiations between President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and UN Secretary-General António Guterres in April in Beijing, were discussed at the meeting.

The sides noted with satisfaction the launch of Multi-Partner Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region under the auspices of the UN. At present, a number of countries allocated funds to the Fund. In particular, Uzbekistan contributed the first tranche of 2 million USD of the planned 6 million. Protective plantations have been planted on 500 thousand hectares of former bоttom of the Aral Sea, more than 500 projects for development of the Aral region have been implemented.

The sides also exchanged views on certain international and regional issues.

The UN Resident Coordinator for the Republic of Uzbekistan Helena Fraser attended the meeting.