DOE reports--Ali Salajegheh met with the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Caspian Sea Affairs, which focused on holding a consultative meeting of environmental ministers of the coastal countries of the Caspian Sea and determining Iran's positions on unresolved issues from Cup 6 in Baku.
Salajegheh stated in the meeting, "Caspian Sea is of great importance for all five coastal countries, and considering the extensive environmental problems that this water area is facing, we insist that all coastal countries express the necessary will."
Referring to the entry into force of the Convention on Environmental Protection of the Caspian Sea, known as the Tehran Convention, he stated, "In the seventeenl years that have passed since the entry into the Tehran Convention, this has yet to happen, and the provisions of this convention must be implemented as soon as possible."
Head of the Department of Environment emphasized the need to speed up the final agreement for the establishment of the secretariat and organizational arrangements of the Tehran Convention, and considered the Geneva consultative meeting as a good opportunity to reach this agreement.
Alireza Jahangiri, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Caspian Sea Affairs, and Hossein Mousavifar, Head of the Center for International Affairs and Conventions of the Department of Environment, presented a report on the issues raised in the previous meetings of the coastal countries of the Caspian Sea and the positions of these countries regarding Tehran Convention, emphasizing the efforts of the Department of Environment to speed up the establishment of the secretariat and organizational arrangements of the Tehran Convention.