YEREVAN, February 27. /ARKA/. Armenian Nature Protection Minister Aram Harutyunyan and German Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety signed a declaration today to cooperate in nature protection area, Armenian nature protection ministry’s press office reports.
Safe usage of natural resources and protection of nature were among the issues discussed by Armenian and German environment ministers.
Germany has been supporting the Armenian environment ministry since 2000. The Twinning Project aimed at creation biosphere territory in Syunik, Armenia, was singled out as one of the joint programs. The project implementation is under way now.
“We have also made arrangement with the German ministry to implement four additional programs,” Harutyunyan was quoted by the press office.
Creation of biosphere territory in Syunik came as part of so-called green economy program worth €8.25 million.
Harutyunyan is also set to meet the leadership of the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union in Germany where he will stay until February 28. -0-