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15 Sep 2015

Belarus emphasizes need for more economic, environmental efforts in OSCE

MINSK, 15 September (BelTA) – The Belarusian delegation stressed the need to intensify economic and environmental efforts in the OSCE member states at the 23rd Economic and Environmental Forum of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Speaking at the opening of the forum, the Belarusian delegation emphasized the necessity for further intensification of the OSCE efforts in the economic and environmental dimension which makes an integral part of the OSCE Concept of Comprehensive and Cooperative Security, the ministry informed.

There was also stressed the need to discuss the issue related to the water governance in the OSCE area, including the exchange of advanced experience and strengthening of international cooperation in the areas of efficient water use, prevention and mitigation of the consequences of natural calamities, the study of the climate change influence on the state of water resources. Belarus presented its national practices in water governance at the forum.

The Concluding Meeting of the 23rd OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum that is underway in Prague on 14-16 September focuses on the water governance in the OSCE area: increasing security and stability through cooperation. Partaking in the forum is the Belarusian delegation that has comprised representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Permanent Delegation in the OSCE.

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