The German Foreign Ministry on Tuesday hosted the launch Green Central Asia, a regional initiative on climate and security in Central Asia.
The conference, which was organized under the motto of “Enhancing environment, climate and water resilience,” was attended by senior officials from six central Asian countries including Afghanistan.
The aim of the initiative is to “support a dialogue in the region on climate change and the risks associated with it,” thus fostering regional integration between the six countries involved.
Green Central Asia will play a part in implementing the new EU strategy on Central Asia which was adopted by the European Council on June 17, 2019.
Deputy Foreign Minister Mirwais Nab represented Afghanistan at the conference.
On the sidelines of the conference, Nab met with senior officials, including foreign ministers from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
The stated aim of Green Central Asia is to “create better access to information and risk analyses in order to enable countries to assess the impact of climate change more accurately and to take preventive measures.”