The German Water Initiative - "Berlin Process"

At the Conference “Water Unites - New Prospects for Cooperation and Security” in Berlin on 1 April 2008, the German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, announced a Central Asian water initiative. The initiative’s objective is to increase the regional cooperation in the Central Asian Water sector. The Berlin Process is open to all stakeholders and is to be seen as an integral part of the EU’s Central Asia Strategy.