Friday, March 13 2020 17:30
Karina Manukyan

Solemn opening ceremony of Armenian-Belarusian Friendship Forest on  territory of Sevan National Park took place 

Solemn opening ceremony of Armenian-Belarusian Friendship Forest on  territory of Sevan National Park took place 

ArmInfo. On March 13, the solemn opening ceremony of the Armenian-Belarusian Friendship Forest on the territory of the Sevan National Park took place. The event, which was attended by Minister of Economy of Armenia Tigran Khachatryan and  Minister of Forestry of Belarus Vitaly Drozhzh, was held as part of  the 14th meeting of the Armenian-Belarusian intergovernmental  commission.

In his speech, Drozhzh noted the importance of paying great attention  to increasing forest areas and planting trees in Armenia. He also  expressed hope that society will support this initiative and will be  actively involved in this process. The Minister also promised to  provide assistance in various areas, including in the provision of  seedlings and the exchange of technology.

For his part, Deputy Minister of Environment of the Republic of  Armenia Vardan Melikyan, referring to the program for planting 10  million trees in Armenia this year, noted that agreements had been  reached with the Belarusian side on the provision of new seedlings.

In particular, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Belarus Armen  Ghevondyan, Ambassador of Belarus to the Republic of Belarus Igor  Nazaruk, representatives of the Belarusian delegation and the  Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia participated in the  event.

To recall, the forest of the Armenian-Belarusian friendship was  founded in 2018, and covers an area of about 10 hectares. In the same  year, the Belarusian side donated 50,000 pine seedlings to Armenia. 

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