May 1, 2021, 3:47 PM
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Japan willing to continue cooperation with Iran on environment

Tehran, May 1, IRNA - Deputy for Marine and Wetlands of Department of Environment Ahmad Lahijanzadeh said on Saturday that successful cooperation between Iran and Japan has led Tokyo to be willing to continue collaboration.

Speaking in the online session of the Committee on Protecting Iran’s Wetlands, Lahijanzadeh said that the project for public participation in reviving the Urmia Lake which was implemented by Iran and Japan for seven years was successful.

He said that the success led to a three-year document for cooperation between Iran and Japan to consolidate achievements of Urmia Lake revival project and expansion of the experience in East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan, Fars and Khuzestan provinces.

Claudio Providas, resident representative of the United States Development Program, who had also attended the session, praised Iran’s Department of Environment attempts.

Mehri Esna-Ashari, head of the plan for protecting Iran's wetlands, gave a report on the achievements of the plan in 2020 and emphasized that its success requires continued inter-agency cooperation and consideration of wetlands as a priority in national projects.


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