Iran’s Vice President and head of the Department of Environment (DoE), Ali Salajegheh, has highlighted the potential for environmental cooperation between Iran and China, particularly in combating dust and sand storms. Salajegheh made these comments during a press conference in Tehran ahead of the International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms scheduled for September 9 and 10. He mentioned that countries such as China, Russia, and Iran’s neighboring nations will participate in the conference.
Salajegheh emphasized the significance of environmental collaboration between Iran and China, especially in light of their 25-year cooperation agreement signed in March 2021. He praised China’s expertise in desert greening and ongoing exchanges between climate experts from both countries, focusing on tackling sand and dust storms. Iran, situated in arid and semi-arid regions, has accumulated experience in combating these storms and is willing to share its knowledge with other countries.
Both Salajegheh and Stefan Priesner, the United Nations resident coordinator for Iran, acknowledged Iran’s role in addressing sand and dust storms. Priesner noted that Iran and the UN have collaborated on various initiatives in this regard.
Source – CGTN