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Korea invited Russia to take part in the 7 World Water Forum
Korea invited Russia to take part in the 7-th World Water Forum in April 2015, the press service of the Ministry of Environment said. The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Sergey Donskoy, confirmed his agreement to participate in the event .. The next 7 World Water Forum will be held on 12-17 on April 2015 in Daegu, South Korea.
The Forum is the largest international platform for multilateral exchange of views and global political decisions on water issues.
Such a decision was made at the 9 meeting of the Russian-Korean joint committee for cooperation in the field of environmental protection, held in Moscow 13-14 November 2014
The Russian delegation at the meeting was headed by the Director of the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia Inamov Nuritdin, the delegation of the Republic of Korea - by the Director of the Bureau for Global Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Lee Seong Ho.
The parties discussed a range of issues related to cooperation in the field of environmental protection, exchanged information on changes in environmental legislation of the two countries.
According to N. Inamov, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the first joint environmental protection measures of Russia and Korea. He highlighted the special successes in the landmark projects for the conservation of the Far Eastern crane and the Himalayan bear. The parties agreed to approve a new joint project "Study, preservation of teal-kloktun", in connection with the decrease in its number due to bird flu. In addition, the meeting participants agreed to consider the possibility of transferring individuals of the Himalayan bear in order to revive the population in the Republic of Korea. The parties plan to develop an action plan for the reintroduction (restoration) of the Himalayan bear population.
During the meeting, the parties agreed to intensify work on the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Korea on the protection of migratory birds and the protection of the marine environment through the implementation of joint research projects, exchange of information and experts. They also agreed on the need to revise the list of bird species covered by the Agreement. In the updated list it is planned to designate the conservation status of species at the national level of countries. To this end, a meeting of experts will be held, including at an international symposium to be held in Seoul in 2015.