Senior official urges solution to regional dust

Tehran, Sept 12, IRNA — Vice-president and head of the Department of Environment urged the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to take a legal and practical move towards finding due solution to the issue of dust in the region.

Massoumeh Ebtekar made the remark in a meeting with Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UNEP.

Ebtekar held the meeting on the sidelines of her travel to Finland to take part in the Global Cleantech Summit 2015 in Helsinki on September 8-10.

During the meeting, Ebtekar called on the UNEP to do its duties for solving the regional dust problem.

Prior to Finland trip, Ebtekar attended 2015 Paris Climate Conference.

Ms. Ebtekar addressed the Helsinki summit as the main speaker.

In her speech, she referred to July 14 nuclear agreement between Iran and the six world powers as Tehran’s successful diplomacy.

Referring to Iran’s active presence in the recent 2015 Paris Climate Conference, she said global interaction can carry the message of peace and hope.

Such interaction can be a proper response to extremism and terrorism, added she.

Ms. Ebtekar attended the Helsinki Summit at the invitation of the Minister of Employment and Economy of Finland Olli Rehn.

In Finland, she held separate meetings with several Finnish ministers including Rehn.