Turkey's environment, urbanization and climate change minister Murat Kurum confirmed Monday that preparation for an environmental cooperation agreement between Turkey and Tajikistan is close to being finalized.
During his visit to the 26th UN Climate Conference (COP26), Kurum discussed zero waste and environmental projects with Bahodur Sheralizoda, the environmental protection minister of Tajikistan on Monday.
Kurum stressed the significance of bilateral cooperation in trade, education, culture, agriculture, security and defense with Tajikistan, which he called 'an old friend and an important partner in Central Asia.'
This cooperation will also extend to advancing both countries’ green transformation within the scope of COP26 to limit climate change.
Sheralizoda noted that the Tajikistan president, Emomali Rahmon, proposed the UN declare the year 2025 'the International Year for the Preservation of Glaciers' and suggested setting a specific date for 'World Glacier Preservation Day.'
By Gulsen Cagatay in Glasgow, Scotland