Samarkand, 12 November 2022 (TDI): The “Declaration on Global Commitment to Zero Waste for the World, Our Common Home” was prepared at the suggestion of the Republic of Turkiye.
It was signed by Mehriban Aliyeva, First Lady of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ziroatkhon Mirziyoyeva, First Lady of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and the wife of Hungarian Prime Minister Aniko Levai.
The declaration mentions the need to promote the efficient use and reuse of exhaustible resources and reduce waste generation through recycling to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
It is also recognized that there is a strong link between sustainable waste management, resource efficiency, and climate change. The declaration expresses commitment to the implementation of a sustainable waste management strategy.
According to the document, the promise is to promote a zero waste approach worldwide and share best practices. The declaration calls on UN member states, civil societies, the private sector, and the media to adapt their strategies and approaches to accelerating the transition to a circular economy and reducing the impact of waste on climate change.
Dinner of First Ladies
First Lady of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva, Uzbekistan Ziroatkhon Mirziyoyeva, Turkiye Emine Erdogan, and wife of Hungarian Prime Minister Aniko Levai attended a dinner in Samarkand on the sidelines of the 9th Summit of the Organization of Turkic States.
Performances at the dinner
9th Organization of Turkic States Summit
The 9th Organization of Turkic States Summit was held in Samarkand. Heads of Turkic states attended the ceremony.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev welcomed the attendees and delivered a speech, highlighting the subjects to be discussed, the challenges facing the Organization of Turkic States, and the opportunities for further increasing cooperation.
Kubanychbek Omuraliev, the organization’s new Secretary General, expressed thanks for the trust placed in him and promised to work hard to strengthen cooperation among member countries.
A group photo was also taken. Following that, several documents, including the Samarkand Declaration, were signed. An awards presentation followed the meeting.
The Supreme Order of the Turkic World was bestowed upon Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkmenistan’s Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Chingiz Aitmatov, a world-renowned Kyrgyz writer, was posthumously given the Alisher Navoi Award for contributing to the Turkic world’s unity and progress. Sadyr Japarov, President of Kyrgyzstan, received the honor.