Ebtekar visiting Germany to expand environmental ties 

October 5, 2016 - 9:52

TEHRAN — The director of Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) set off for Germany on Tuesday to hold talks on environmental issues, Shana news agency reported.

Masoumeh Ebtekar is scheduled to sign a joint statement within the framework of environmental cooperation between DOE and Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety.

She is also due to pay a visit to the BASF, multi-national chemicals manufacturing corporation, and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Natural resources management, national parks conservation, protected areas, biodiversity, fighting climate change, marine environment protection, water and soil pollution management, combatting desertification, and using innovative and sustainable technologies are of the subjects of the document the two countries have agreed upon, he noted.

Ebtekar is also going to visit German Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety Barbara Hendricks, Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and some other high ranking officials on her 2-day trip. 

She will additionally discuss ways of expanding cooperation with German companies especially in the field of waste management.

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