President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov met with the United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed.
During the meeting, views were exchanged on topical issues of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and the UN.
The head of state warmly welcomed the guest and congratulated her on her reappointment to the post of UN Deputy Secretary General and wished her further success in her high position.
The president noted the important role of the organization in ensuring peace and security, solving global socio-economic problems and making important decisions on topical issues of the world agenda.
He emphasized the appointment of a new regional coordinator of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office in Central Asia, strengthening its mandate to coordinate projects and programs in view of the Joint Plan of Action under the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy for Central Asia and the growing terrorist threats.
The head of state also highlighted Kyrgyzstan's initiative, adopted at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on December 16, 2021 to declare 2022 as the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development.
"This year, the Kyrgyz Republic proposed and began to promote a draft resolution of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, to declare 2023-2027 as the "Five Years of Action for the Development of Mountainous Areas. "Five Years of Action for the Development of Mountain Regions." As our country is a mountainous country, we attach great importance to the successful implementation of this initiative," Sadyr Japarov said.
He noted that in September this year we are planning to hold a high-level meeting on sustainable mountain development during the High-Level Week of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
President Sadyr Zhaparov added that during this event he will propose a number of initiatives for the implementation of programs and projects that effectively protect the interests of mountain countries, solving the problems of mountain regions, programs for the creation of a fund for their development, for the prevention of natural disasters, sustainable energy and access to modern technology and innovation.
In her turn, the UN Deputy Secretary-General expressed her gratitude for the warm welcome and hospitality and conveyed the words of welcome from the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
She briefly told the head of state about the goals of her visit, the main of which was to further develop cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the UN.
Amina Mohammed congratulated Sadyr Japarov on the 30th anniversary of Kyrgyzstan's membership in the Organization.
The UN Deputy Secretary-General noted her satisfaction with Kyrgyzstan's work at the national, regional and global levels. She also supported Kyrgyzstan's efforts to peacefully resolve its dispute with the Canadian company Centerra Gold Inc.
In conclusion, Amina Mohammed expressed her hope for the participation of the Kyrgyz delegation headed by President Sadyr Japarov in the next conference of the parties on climate in November this year.