Bid to protect, preserve environment
VIENNA, April 3, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Ambassador to Romania Talal Al-Hajri said on Wednesday that there is a real desire on the part of the Romanian government to strengthen bilateral relations with Kuwait and strengthen cooperation in various fields.
Speaking to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) after a meeting with Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of the Environment Gratiela Gavrilescu, Al-Hajri said the Romanian government is keen to cooperate with Kuwait in the field of preserving marine and land environments and addressing the problem of air pollutants.
He added that Kuwait and Romania attach great importance to environmental issues and support all efforts of cooperation in this field, pointing out Kuwait’s interest in preserving and protecting the environment and facing global warming, desertification and other vital issues. Romania is implementing a strategic plan consistent with the goals of sustainable development adopted by the United Nations.
The plan includes developed educational programs to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a balanced environment. It also provides an electronic application on mobiles that will help users to monitor any environmental disorders. Romania has recently increased taxes on vehicles and allocated their proceeds to fund environmental protection projects. Kuwait has signed and maintained several international environmental conventions and treaties, including the Vienna Convention, the Montreal Protocol, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1994 and its Kyoto Protocol in 2005.