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News number: 9107126635

19:19 | 2012-12-12

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Iran, Russia Stress Cooperation in Environment Protection

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran's Environmental Protection Organization Mohammad Javad Mohammadizadeh and Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoi discussed expansion of the two countries' cooperation in environmental fields.



During the meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, Mohammadizadeh pointed to the mutual cooperation between Iran and Russia in different environmental fields including, exchange of tigers and panther, and said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to revive tiger and Russia is resolved to revive panther in their respective countries, and this is a good ground for continued cooperation between the two countries in protecting the environment and animals."

Donskoi, for his part, stressed the further development of Tehran-Moscow cooperation in area of environment, and said the two countries' experts have started good cooperation in genetic tests through exchange of tiger and panther since 2010.

Iran and Russia have vast cooperation in different fields, specially in political and economic spheres.

The two enjoy also special position on the international scene and have long held constant consultations on key regional and global issues.