Karimov calls Berdymuhamedov to draw over in Central Asian water issues.
Yesterday, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov and
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov held a telephone conversation,
reported Turkmen State News Agency (TDH), specifying that telephone
conversation was initiated by the Uzbek side. Expressing satisfaction
with high level of the inter-state dialogue, the parties stressed need
for its further development in light of national priorities and
realities.The Presidents noted on the importance of joint efforts for
development of new approaches addressing regional water issues and the
Aral Sea problem, TDH said. Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov's invitation
to visit Turkmenistan was accepted by Islam Karimov with gratitude.
Dates of the visit to be agreed through diplomatic channels. On April 2,
Islam Karimov held a telephone conversation with President of Kazakhstan
Nursultan Nazarbaev. Last week the governments of Uzbekistan and
Kazakhstan as a matter of urgency held negotiations on water and energy
issues. Observers assessed such step as an attempt to team up against
intention of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to build hydroelectric power
stations on their territories.
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