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Text of report by Uzbek privately-owned newspaper Biznes-Vestnik Vostoka on 2 October Uzbek Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov has made a speech at a round table meeting dedicated to the UN millennium development goals at the UN headquarters in New York.
Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Almaty, 11 September: The Syr Darya basin countries have failed to agree on the most topical issue - rational use of river water.
An article published in the Narodnoye Slovo newspaper on 19 August accused Kyrgyzstan of violating international agreements on using transborder rivers by reducing the volume of water discharged from the Toktogul reservoir during the summer.
Excerpt from report by founded by Uzbekistan's Cabinet of Ministers, Uzbek newspaper Pravda Vostoka on 26 July All water resources of the Central Asian rivers are distributed within "the plan on use of water resources in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya rivers' basins ", which is agreed by all countries of the region.
Once the world's fourth largest source of inland water, the lake has shrunk to a third of its original size in five decades and it was not so long ago that experts predicted its total demise by 2020.
- Growing in low tufty patches.