On June 4, 2019, in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), a meeting was held between Vice-Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MoA) Yerlan Nyssanbayev and Director of the Environment Division of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Mr. Marko Keiner with the participation of the Director of IWAC Mr. Serik Akhmetov.

The meeting discussed issues of bilateral cooperation and the status of the activities of the working bodies of the Water Convention, as well as current issues of the implementation of UNECE water projects in Central Asia.

The meeting participants agreed to continue work to support the activities of the IWAC in Kazakhstan, in particular to improve its legal status. The Kazakhstan side informed the UNECE about the allocation by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan of budget funds for the implementation of two projects under the IWAC Work Plan for 2019-2021 including the assessment of environmental flow and on the distribution of water resources.