Sharjah, Government Of Jersey Explore Environmental Cooperation
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Fri 15th October 2021 | 06:45 PM
SHARJAH, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 15th Oct, 2021) Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Government Relations (DGR) in Sharjah, held discussions with John Le Fondré, Chief Minister of Jersey, to expand collaboration in several fields, including the environment, the protection of natural reserves and archaeological sites.
The meeting, held at the Buhais Geology Park in the emirate, was attended by Sheikh Majid Al Qasimi, Director of DGR; Peter Jackson, Architect Advisor in His Highness the Ruler's Office, Sharjah; Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) in Sharjah; and Rawda Al Katbi from the Buhais Geology Park.
The two sides explored ways of extending the range of cooperation in the maintenance, protection and promotion of geological and archaeological sites, and discussed how the Jersey government could benefit from Sharjah’s expertise in this field. The meeting also examined the development of a joint action plan for cooperation and expertise exchanges between the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey and Sharjah's EPAA.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the Jersey delegation toured the Buhais Geology Park and was briefed on its exceptional geological and archaeological features that date to more than 125,000 years.
"Sharjah has extensive experience in sustainably preserving its valuable environment and heritage resources. Furthermore, the emirate is known for its well-protected nature reserves and its leading status as a pioneer in eco-cultural tourism on a regional level.
Our diverse experience and journey in this field have been recognised internationally, and we look forward to sharing our collective knowledge and best practices with the Jersey government," said Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi.
"Jersey is known for implementing progressive legislation that firmly addresses environmental challenges, and has made advanced contributions to the conservation of wildlife and environment protection, and waste management and water pollution," he added.
Expressing his gratitude for the warm welcome, John Le Fondré stated that the strong and dynamic relationship between the UAE and Jersey goes back many years, and has led to growth and partnership opportunities in many areas.