Egypt participates in high-level water conference in Dushanbe: Tajikistan embassy in Cairo

Amr Yehia , Monday 10 Jun 2024

The embassy of Tajikistan in Cairo announced Monday Egypt's participation in the third high-level international conference on water issues, taking place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan from 10 to 13 June.

Embassy of Tajikistan

 

Chargé d'Affaires at the embassy of Tajikistan Counselor Abdulghaffar Kamolzoda highlighted the importance of the conference in his remarks at a media briefing.

He shed light on Tajikistan's position as a global leader in water resources management, holding over 60 percent of Central Asia's water resources. 

"Egypt, a significant player on the world stage, will participate with a high-level delegation," said Kamolzoda.

"Their extensive experience in water resource utilization will be invaluable to the conference," he added.

Kamolzoda emphasized the potential for cooperation between Tajikistan and Egypt in hydropower development and water resource management.

Moreover, he pointed out the "Egyptian Integrated Strategy for Sustainable Energy until 2035," which aims for 42 percent reliance on green energy, aligning with Tajikistan's goal of becoming a fully "green country" by 2037.

"Tajikistan is a leader in green energy production," stated Kamolzoda.

"We believe there's a significant opportunity for collaboration in hydropower construction, land irrigation, and water resource management," he affirmed.

The conference coincides with the United Nations' International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development (2018-2028), an initiative spearheaded by Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon.

Dushanbe will host various forums and events alongside the conference. 

"Tajikistan ranks eighth globally in hydroelectric and renewable energy resources," said Kamolzoda.

"We are also sixth in terms of clean energy production and consumption, with vast experience in building hydropower plants and irrigation systems. This conference presents a unique platform for Egypt and Tajikistan to strengthen ties and collaborate for a sustainable future," he concluded.

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