On 15 December 2010 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the High-level Meeting on the Third Aral Sea Basin Program brought together the members of the Board of the International Fund for saving the Aral Sea from all five Central Asian States and the representatives of the donors and international organizations. The High-level Meeting was held back-to-back with the meeting of the IFAS Board. Donors had an opportunity to deliver to members of the IFAS Board their position on the draft Aral Sea Basin Programme as expressed in their Statement of 9 December 2010. IFAS Board subsequently welcomed the ASBP-3 and forwarded it to the capitals for approval by Central Asian States by 1 March 2011.
Statement by Mr. Andrey Vasilyev, Deputy Executive Secretary of the UNECE
Press release “Central Asian States finalize the Third Aral Sea Basin Program”