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Environment 2001 Exhibition and Conference

posted on 03/02/2001: 1715 views

Major General Obeid Bkheit Al Suweidi, Director General of General Exhibitions Corporation, GEC, told a press conference here today about final arrangements to host environment 2001 exhibition and conference in Abu Dhabi. He described the holding of the event in the UAE as very important and will reflect the achievements accomplished by the country under the leadership of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan and his keen desire to preserve the environment.

Suweidi highlighted the interest given by President Sheikh Zayed to the environment. He said that a number of 350 international, local, Arab and Gulf companies will take part in the event. He added that Germany will have the largest participation in the event to be followed by Britain, France and a number of Arab states.

Dr. Mahmoud Abdul Rahim, regional Director of the U.N. Environment Programme in Bahrain, briefed the press on the future of environment work in Arab countries and about the Abu Dhabi declaration on environment protection. "Arab Environment Ministers think that it is important to prepare a report on Abu Dhabi Declaration on Environment preservation and Arab countries' efforts in this regard as well as the feasibility of presenting it to the Environment and development summit which is due to be held in South Africa next year," Abdul Rahim said.

He added that a report on environment future work in the Arab world has been prepared from an Arab committee. He also praised the achievements accomplished by the UAE in environment field under the wise leadership of President Sheikh Zayed. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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