YEREVAN, May 13. /ARKA/. About 100 young people from Canada and CE countries, including Armenia, Belgium, Croatia, Turkey, Holland, France, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Germany and Moldova are currently taking part in the 11th European Youth Parliament for Water in Yerevan.
Armenian speaker and honorable guest of the meeting Hovik Abrahamyan said Armenia has abundant water resources and its water resource management is assessed as high.
Abrahamyan said Armenia can share its experience with European countries.
A youth parliament for water has been operating in Armenia since three years ago. The parliament holds intense discussions on water problems and submits its proposals to the National Assembly, the speaker said.
Head of Armenia’s State Water committee Andranik Andreasyan, in his turn, said effective water resource management is among key problems in the world.
“It is extremely important that the young generation is involved in seeking solutions to these problems. International cooperation is of key importance to Armenia”, Andreasyan said.
According to the president of the European Youth Parliament for Water Maria Yermilova, water and democracy is the same. “Both have crucial importance for the humankind”, she said.
The European Youth Parliament for Water was founded in 1998 to support youth initiatives on environmental education, exchange of experience and seeking solutions to environmental problems on a global level.–0—