June of the outgoing year was marked by the launch of a Swiss initiative that sets a new course for cross-border water cooperation in the region: The Blue Peace Central Asia initiative. It has been launched on the margins of the World Expo in Astana.
From 12-14 October 2017 Olivier Chave, Ambassador of Switzerland in Uzbekistan and Helena Fraser, UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan, visited the Republic of Karakalpakstan to familiarize with the current situation in the region.
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