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Chairperson Narbayeva of the Senate of Uzbekistan meets President Ban Gi Moon of GGGIHas a joint discussion to resolve Aral Sea situation
Chairperson Tanzila Narbayeva of the Senate of Oliy Majlis in Uzbekistan (left) shakes hands with President Ban Ki-moon of Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) at Lotte Hotel on August 6, 2019. Ban was former secretary-general of the United Nations and minister of foreign affairs of Korea.

Chairperson Tanzila Narbayeva of the Senate of Oliy Majlis (parliament) in Uzbekistan paid a first visit to the Republic of Korea on August 6, 2019, and met with President Ban Ki-moon of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) at the Lotte Hotel Seoul. Ban is also well known as the former Secretary-General of the United Nations. Chairperson Narbayeva discussed with President Ban of the GGGI on the further development of bilateral cooperation in the field of climate change, water improvement and environmental security

A joint discussion is being conducted between the Uzbekistan delegations (right) and representatives of GGGI (left).

Further discussions were conducted to promote the initiatives of solving urgent problems of the Aral Sea as well as creating the Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund (MPHSTF) for the Aral Sea region in Uzbekistan.

Formerly referred to as the fourth largest lake in the world, Aral Sea had been quickly shrinking to a shallow lake bed since the 1960s. The former fishing ground is now a desert with poisonous salt storms and an extreme climate.

Due to its drastic impact, it is referred to as “one of the planet’s worst environmental disasters.”

In this regard, President Ban of the GGGI and Chairperson Narbayeva came up with an agreement to set the representative office of the GGGI in Tashkent to take practical actions in resolving the situation of the Aral Sea.

The meeting concluded with an agreement to establish representative office of GGGI in Tashkent. The picture shows Chairperson Tanzila Narbayeva of the Senate of Oliy Majlis in Uzbekistan (fourth from left), Former Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of United Nations, President of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) (fifth from left) and Ambassador Vitaliy Fen of Uzbekistan (third from left)

Paul Kim  edt@koreapost.com

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