RA First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan received the delegation led by Deputy Minister of Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Alireza Daemi

14-07-2017

RA First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan met with the Deputy Minister of Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Alireza Daemi within the session scopes of the Committee supervising the status of a Memorandum of Understanding of Intergovernmental Commission Fourteenth Joint Meeting of the Republic of Armenia and the Islamic Republic of Iran. At the meeting several issues related to short and long-term cooperation in nature protection were considered, notably emphasizing outlined actions under the Memorandum of Understanding and their implementation deadlines.

The Iranian side reflected upon “Agarak Copper and Molybdenum Combine” CJSC polluting Arax River and introduction schedule of a closed loop wastewater treatment system within the document scopes.

“Water resource management may not be set limits on a contamination source, stressing the fact, that water resources formed in the Republic of Armenia on the whole flow into Arax River; border countries use the latter for industrial and other purposes, which is remarkable for freshwater scarcity background”: RA First Deputy Minister E. Grigoryan noted. Referring to water monitoring data, the First Deputy Minister set a great store on the research of water abstraction volumes in non-boarder areas of Armenia executed by Monitoring Working Group.

The parties also returned to international practice for ecosystem services, thus discussing possible involvement of international donor organizations in working performance envisaged by the Memorandum of Understanding and other issues.

Expressing gratitude for the reception, Alireza Daemi attributed importance to approved project fulfillment and invited the Armenian delegation to the Islamic Republic of Iran in order to survey the Iranian experience, based on which technical, financing and periods of closed system introduction will be practicably developed in the future.

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