AGREEMENT between Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Republic of Uzbekistan on joint activities in addressing the Aral Sea and the zone around the Sea crisis, improving the environment, and enduring the soc

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March 1993
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Central Asia


Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Kyrgyz tan, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Republic of Uzbekistan, hereinafter referred to as states-participants:

  • Taking into account the global character of the Aral Sea designation and the associated deterioration of the environment in the zone close to the Sea, as well as the overall
    ecological crisis resulting from the deficit of water resources in the basin; 
  • Realizing the danger of the process taking place to the health and well-being of the people in the region, and its negative impact on the environment in other regions, the air basin balance, the economic development and basic functioning of the Aral region, and its negative impact on the environment in other regions, the economic development and basic functioning of the Aral region countries; 
  • Recognizing the necessity and urgency of uniting material and financial resources in order to overcome the crisis an environmental safety system in the region, primarily in the zone around the Sea;
  • Confirming their commitment to the international water law principles, respecting the mutual interests of each of the sovereign states-participants of this Agreement in the matters of usage and protection of water resources in the basin, proceeding from the necessity of preserving the Sea;

Agreed upon the following:

Transboundary Water Management, Conventions and Agreements, Water Management
Aral Sea, Aral Sea basin, Transboundary water issues, Conventions and agreements, Water Management