Tehran to host ECO workshop on sand storm

TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) – The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) will hold a consultation workshop on combatting desertification in Tehran on 5-6 July.

Due to the growing environmental challenges, climate change and droughts faced by ECO countries, an event entitled ‘project development consultation workshop on combatting desertification with a special emphasis on dust haze and sand storm in the ECO region’ has been put on the agenda.

Under the authority of ECO Regional Planning Council, Iran’s Institute of Environmental Science and Technology has been put in charge of the project and will take first steps towards its implementation with assistance of leading international advisors.

The meeting will be held with participation of representatives from Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, with the aim sharing views among members and discussing the issues.

UN agencies will be also attending the meeting which will be held on July 5-6 at the ECO Forum Hall in Tehran.

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