Cooperation with Saudi Arabia in Environment Sector to be IntensifiedPolitics
Ulaanbaatar, September 6, 2023 /MONTSAME/. Minister of Environment and Tourism Bat-Erdene received His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd Al Saud, Minister of State and Member of the House of Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who is on an Official Visit to Mongolia to exchange views on intensifying bilateral relations in environment sector.
Particularly, Mongolian side offered to actively participate in preparation of the 16th sessions of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, sending officials and requested to provide a pavilion during the Conference for promoting Mongolia, reports the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.
The Mongolian side put concrete proposals including cooperation in afforestation of Gobi and Steppe regions, which the Saudi Arabia has similar ecosystems, within the framework of “One Billion Trees" National Campaign of Mongolia and "Ten Billion Trees" Initiative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in optimal solutions for irrigation systems and ecofriendly infrastructure for the protection of wild animals, their habitat and migration routes as well as experience exchange in the tourism, the start of cooperation between the two countries' specially protected areas’ administrations by establishing sister national parks. As an offer, a draft of a memorandum of cooperation with the Administration of Specially Protected Area of Gurvan Saikhan in Dundgobi aimag was handed over to Prince Turki bin Muhammad bin Fahd Al-Saud, Minister of State and Member of the House of Saud.