Volunteers from South Korea will take part in solving the Aral Sea problems
The University of World Economy and Diplomacy hosted an international conference on “Innovative approaches to solving global environmental problems: world experience on the example of the Aral Sea”.
It was attended by representatives of the Committee of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Innovative Development, the Agency for Attracting Foreign Investment under the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, as well as volunteers from Korea University (South Korea).
At the conference, a number of presentations were held on the current state of the Aral Sea, water diplomacy of Central Asian countries, impact of the Aral Sea on climate change in the region, combating desertification, improving soil fertility and ensuring the sustainability of ecosystems. In addition, experts from Uzbekistan and South Korea discussed consequences of the drying of the Aral Sea for the country's economy, as well as analyzed the impact of environmental disaster on health and wellbeing of the population of the Aral Sea region.
Following the conference, recommendations were made on development of cooperation between Uzbekistan higher education institutions and Korea University in mitigating the effects of the drying of the Aral Sea.
Roman Bondarchuk, UzA