Iran’s Environmental Officials to Meet with Ayatollah Khamenei Sunday
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A group of Iranian environmental officials and activists are planned to have a meeting with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday, March 8.
Esmail Kahrom, an advisor to head of Iran's Environmental Protection Organization (IEPO), said the meeting will take place on the occasion of the Natural Resources Week.
Meanwhile, Professor Parviz Kardavani, a renowned Iranian geographer and environment expert, confirmed his invitation to attend the upcoming meeting.
The Iranian scientist also described “dust particles, air pollution and water shortage” as the main environmental challenges the country is faced with.
Each year, during the national week of Natural Resources, Ayatollah Khamenei plants a sapling as a symbolic gesture of respect for the Mother Nature.
Last year, Imam Khamenei called for all-out endeavors to protect the environment in Iran, and urged a halt to the environmental damage caused by the new constructions.
Ayatollah Khamenei had also acknowledged the work of all the personnel engaged in the development of the country’s green space, and said, “I ask the officials and the whole people to care about the issue of the green space, and not to let the country and the people’s lives to be deprived of such perfect gift from God.”
The Leader had also cautioned against the damaging effects of dust particles and sand haze that enter the country from outside, and urged the whole administrative bodies to join hands and work together to coordinate policy on tackling that problem.