Int’l conference on combating sand and dust storms kicks off in Tehran

IRNA – International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms (SDS) started work here on Monday with participation of 43 world countries which have been more affected by the SDS.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif, Head of Department of Environment Massoumeh Ebtekar, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian and a number of lawmakers have taken part in the Tehran international conference being held at the level of ministers and experts for three days.

The International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms (SDS) which is being hosted by the United Nations (UN) and Iranian Department of Environment is to review Challenges and Practical Solutions to the issue.

Iran is among the world countries which has been badly hurt by the SDS phenomenon.

Iranian government has mounted a national campaign to fight the SDS, and it also has had active presence in the international events, which has led to approval of four resolutions about the issue.