Turkmenistan to become the 42nd Member of GGGI

SEOUL – February 4, 2022 – Today, Turkmenistan deposited its instrument of accession to become the 42nd Member of GGGI.

Following the National Assembly of Turkmenistan’s approval to join GGGI as a Member on October 30, 2021, the instrument of accession was deposited by Mr. Dovletmyrat Seyitmammedov, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Turkmenistan to Korea, and received by Ms. Helena McLeod, Deputy Director-General and Head of Green Growth Planning & Implementation Division at GGGI.

Turkmenistan will formally become a Member of GGGI on March 6. Under the Agreement of the Establishment of GGGI, a country officially becomes a Member of GGGI 30 days after the deposit of its ratification.

“I am delighted to welcome Turkmenistan as the newest Member of GGGI on behalf of the Director-General. Turkmenistan has recently committed to a net zero target by 2050. Whilst it is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, it also faces climate change challenges in terms of desertification and ecological priorities such as addressing the desiccation of the Aral Sea. With GGGI’s expertise in green growth, climate action and investment mobilization, we are excited by this opportunity to partner with Turkmenistan on its greatest challenges and also innovative technological opportunities in the green space,” said Ms. McLeod.

“As a member of the Global Green Growth Institute, Turkmenistan, together with this prestigious organization will establish effective international cooperation in addressing such important issues as economic development, ecological sustainability and environmental improvement, and we firmly believe that we will cooperate closely on the basis of mutual respect,” said Mr. Seyitmammedov.