Sunday, June 3, 2007

Istanbul to host sitting of commission against pollution of Black Sea

Istanbul will host an extraordinary sitting of the commission to combat pollution of the Black Sea on May 30 to 31 to consider environmental protection cooperation among the Pontic region's countries and gearing up to a conference of Environmental Ministers of the Pontic region's states in June 2008 in Kyiv.

During the 16th sitting of the commission Ukraine will step in office to replace Turkey, the Environmental Protection Ministry's press service told.

Notably, Ukraine ratified a convention to hinder pollution of the Black Sea in 1994. The Bucharest convection was signed by Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.