Prishtina, 7 May 2022 - Organized by the Diplomatic Academy of the MFAD, the Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure and the Arab Union for Sustainable Development and Environment, the "International Arab-European Conference: The Impact of Climate Change on Land Degradation" commenced today in Prishtina.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Mr. Kreshnik Ahmeti, expressing his happiness for the organization of this Conference, pledged that MFAD will support and assist every project or cooperation that is established between the Arab states and Kosovo in the areas that this Conference aims to achieve cooperation.
"I have understood from the composition of the Arab Union delegation that there are extremely many opportunities for long-term contacts and which can be productive in the future of our country and the Arab Union. We have excellent relations with Arab countries and we are interested in deepening and expanding them further. I promise that you will have the full help and support from our Ministry ", said Ahmeti.
While the Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure, Mr. Liburn Aliu, said that the Government of Kosovo is committed to establish clear mechanisms in the field of environment, addressing with priority the issue of environment and climate change.
The Director of the Diplomatic Academy, Mr. Beqir Ismaili, said that climate change is already an undeniable reality and that a factor for this change is the development of technology.
On the other hand, the Secretary General of the Arab Union for Development and Environment, Mr. Ashraf Abdel Aziz, said that climate change is important for all countries and should be treated with priority.
The conference will continue tomorrow when panels with experts in various fields will discuss opportunities to improve countries' access to climate change.