Environment Minister Says Working to Repair Damage from Terrorism

Sarkis says natural resources damaged by sabotage acts committed by armed terrorist organizations, such as over logging and the burning of forests

Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, Nazira Sarkis, has stressed Syria’s commitment to implementing national and regional conventions on environmental preservation through building human resources and enhancing environmental awareness to contribute to a better environment for future generations.


Speaking during celebrations to mark Arab Environment Day on October 14, Sarkis said that this year’s celebration coincides with further violations and transgressions against natural resources due to sabotage acts committed by the armed terrorist organizations, backed by some Arab countries, such as over logging and the burning of forests.


The minister called for restoring balance to the ecosystems which have been damaged by the "ongoing takfiri aggression" and assuming collective responsibility towards the environment, in addition to supporting volunteer initiatives in order to overcome obstacles and establish a secure environment on national and international levels.


Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer





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