Second Phase of the "Berlin Process" launched at "Blue diplomacy in Central Asia" conference

After four successful years of the Central Asia Water Initiative (the Berlin Process), German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle invited government representatives from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to the two-day conference „Blue diplomacy in Central Asia”, taking place in Berlin, 7-8 March 2012. The participants took stock of the activities undertaken during Phase I of the Berlin Process and outlined the activities planned for Phase II sending a strong message: the political will exists to continue cooperating on transboundary water management in the region.