Today 23 April​ 2022, in Kumamoto, Japan, the 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit entitled “Water for Sustainable Development: Best Practices and the Next Generation” began its work. The summit will last for two days and its program provides for the organization and holding of various events, including a meeting of the Heads of State and Government, a plenary session, 9 thematic and 4 integrated sessions, 6 symposiums and many side events.

The 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit aims to make a major contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by raising the priority of discussing and addressing water security issues on the development agenda in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as improving human living conditions and the environment, strengthening cooperation and increased investment in the water sector at the regional level and beyond.
The Summit also provides countries and organizations, politicians and decision-makers in the Asia-Pacific region with a common platform and opportunities to voice their regional strategies, as well as optimize implementation mechanisms by developing common approaches to water policies and programs.
The delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan at this Summit is headed by the Minister of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan Daler Juma Shofakir.