The workers of Ministries of Nature Protection of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh conduct professional discussions and experience exchange

13-11-2018

     The representatives of the delegation of the Ministry of Nature Protection and Natural Resources of the Republic of Artsakh, who are paying a working visit to Armenia, hold discussions with their counterparts of the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA. At the end of the first day of the visit it was followed by an enlarged working meeting of the ministerial delegations led by the Ministers Erik Grigoryan and Feliks Gabrielyan.
The Minister of Nature Protection greeted the delegation of the Ministry of Nature Protection and Natural Resources of the Republic of Artsakh and expressed the belief that the working meetings will be mutually beneficial and useful. Erik Grigoryan singled out several fields of cooperation: surface and underground water, forest management, environmental monitoring, the scope of issues over mining environmental compliance. Additionally, the Minister stated that there are opportunities for implementation of bilateral conservation-related measures in specially protected areas of nature of Zangezur.
    The Minister of Nature Protection and Natural Resources of the Republic of Artsakh Feliks Gabrielyan extended a vote of thanks for the organization of meetings and efficient discussions. Referring to the issues discussed, the Minister of Nature Protection and Natural Resources identified natural monuments issue and stressed that Artsakh is rich with similar monuments, thus requires Armenia’s experience and backing in their registration and passporting procedures.
Minister Erik Grigoryan stressed that Armenia's technical and professional capacities in the sphere will be equally introduced into the development of the area of environmental protection of Artsakh and noted with satisfaction that, specialists of Artsakh have made serious progress in some issues and there is a demand to familiarize with them. Besides, the Minister of Nature Protection underscored that the Republic of Artsakh is presently in a favorable state, as while developing sectorial policy and getting acquainted with the experience of Armenia, it will avoid the shortcomings that Armenia had once had.
    Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Ayser Ghazaryan recapped the results of the first day of the meetings and suggested to activate further cooperation of two ministries not only through official visits and correspondence, but also via holding regular teleconferences.
In the course of the working discussion other issues regarding nature protection were considered, notably on ecotourism advancement, waste management, involvement of Artsakh in global climate processes, exploitation of SHPPs.
The Ministers of Nature Protection of two Armenian states also held bilateral meetings. The working consultation will be continued on November 14.

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