Tehran (IP) - The Head of Iran's Department of Environment left the country for Cuba to participate in the Ministers of Science and Technology Meeting of Group 77 and China.

Iran PressIran news: Ali Salajegheh headed a delegation to participate in the Ministers of Science and Technology Group 77 and China meeting, which will be held from July 3 to 7, 2023, in Havana, the capital of Cuba.

Cuba, elected to chair Group of 77 and China in 2023, officially invited Iran to participate in the meeting. 

The meeting covers two thematic areas, "Environment and Climate: Challenges of Science and Technology" and "Biological Relationship, Biodiversity, and Shared Responsibility."

The meeting's themes align with the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) motto, also known as the 'Earth Summit.'  

Seeking sustainable development, the UNCED Conference calls for "new strategies in the future to achieve overall sustainable development in the 21st century. Its recommendations ranged from new education methods to new ways of preserving natural resources and participating in a sustainable economy." 

'The Earth Summit' aims to promote the exchange of views regarding the benefit of science, technology, and innovation as a stimulus for balanced development and confronting environmental crises, strengthening solidarity and cooperation to deal with the challenges, and realizing the plans of the Southern Hemisphere Countries after the recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As with the Raisi administration's approach toward the necessity of promoting environmental diplomacy, Salajegheh will attend the 'The Earth Summit' hosted by Cuba to announce Iran's measures to address environmental issues, negotiate bilateral relations, and invite G77 members to participate in the "International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms," which will be held on September 9 and 10 in Tehran. 


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