Water Diplomacy for Sustainable Development

26 February 2021

At the present stage of world development, one of the main and also topical issues facing entire humankind is the provision of food, water and energy security. In this direction, states and international organisations are making the necessary efforts to implement the main issues of the 2030 Agenda.

Speaking about water diplomacy, which is widely realised by our state, it should be noted that it is conditioned by the peculiar geopolitical location of Turkmenistan and is harmoniously combined with the water supply policy of the countries of the entire Central Asian region. In this regard, it should be noted that the initiatives of Turkmenistan within the framework of the water diplomacy system originate from the historic speech of the head of our state during the World Water Forum held in 2015. This gave an impetus to the formation of a new diplomatic direction. Turkmenistan, regularly speaking from rostrums of prestigious international organisations with highly humane initiatives on the efficient use of water resources, is an active participant in world conventions operating in the context of this system.

a teacher at the Institute of International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan