The global initiative of the Founder of Peace and National Unity - Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, H.E. Emomali Rahmon to declare 2025 the “International Year of Glaciers' Preservation” adopted at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, attracts the attention of the scientific and research community of European countries, and due to consequences of rapid melting of glaciers scientists and glaciologists are interested in joint cooperation to study this process.
This topic was discussed on June 1, 2023 during the meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin with scientists and glaciologists of famous scientific research institutes of the Swiss Confederation, who intend to conduct a comprehensive study of processes and factors of glacier melting and possible impact of these undesirable phenomena on the example of glaciers of Tajikistan.
In connection with the celebration of the International Year of Glaciers' Preservation in 2025 and Tajikistan's preparations for the International Conference on Glaciers' Preservation, Sirojiddin Muhriddin considered the actions of Swiss glaciologists and their research results important. Taking into account the importance of protecting glaciers as the main source of drinking water for the entire region, the Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed the country's willingness to expand research cooperation between Tajikistan and the Swiss Confederation.
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