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  • Ukraine, Romania and Moldova launch 'teamwork' for sustainable management of the Prut River basin

    On the sidelines of the International Conference United for Justice. United for Nature, Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ruslan Strilets, Minister of Environment, Waters and Forests of Romania Mircea Fechet and Minister of Environment of the Republic of Moldova Iordanka-Rodica Iordanov signed a Declaration of Cooperation.

    As a result, the countries will intensify their efforts to monitor water both in the common border waters and in the Prut River.

    They will also cooperate on:

    -harmonisation of management plans for the Prut River basin;
    -managing the risks of flooding and water shortages;
    -biodiversity conservation.

    "The document will become the basis for the creation of a new association - an expert group within the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River. The group will deal with the issues of achieving a "good" ecological status of the waters of the Prut River basin," said Ruslan Strilets.

     Ukraine and Romania have also agreed to strengthen cooperation in other areas of environmental policy, including the protection of the Black Sea, waste management and air quality, chemical control and remediation of contaminated sites, development of environmentally friendly technologies, etc. All common aspirations and further actions were enshrined in the relevant Memorandum.