On February 12, the official opening ceremony of CMS COP14 took place in Samarkand.
The opening ceremony was addressed by the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Abdulla Aripov, who read a message from President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the participants of the conference.
On the eve of the conference, three documents were signed during a meeting on the sidelines of the event. These included the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, the Memorandum of Cooperation in Wildlife Conservation on the Ustyurt Plateau (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan), and the Agreement between the Ministry of Ecology, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature for the implementation of the Food System, Land Use and Restoration Impact Program (FOLUR) project.
The conference, which will run from February 12-17, is being held in Samarkand.