ArmInfo. Armenia attaches importance to close interaction with international partners, in particular with the EU member states on the issue of environmental management. Armenian Minister of Nature Protection Romanos Petrosyan stated this during a meeting with a delegation led by Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the RA Bedrich Kopecky. According to the press service of the Ministry, Petrosyan presented the reforms launched in various fields of the environment, in particular, in specially protected natural zones, which were temporarily suspended due to the martial law imposed in the country.
In turn, Kopecky assured that they are perfectly aware of the priorities of the Armenian side, just as they know that nature in Armenia is an important part of the national identity.
The parties mutually stated the existence between the two countries of the practice of long-term cooperation and exchange of experience, touched upon the twinning tools implemented within the framework of the Eastern Partnership program.
The body signing the Twinning Contract in Armenia is the Delegation of the European Union. The Ministry of Nature Protection is implementing a twinning program "Increasing the efficiency of conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in Armenia in accordance with European standards". The aim of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Nature Protection in the field of conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity within the framework of the commitments undertaken in accordance with the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and its roadmap. The project budget is 1 million euros.
The parties also discussed the implementation of a number of bilateral projects in the field of nature protection and the prospects for expanding cooperation, including in the field of forest management.