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Minister for Environment and Spatial Planning, Kosovo, attends 17th Drin Core Group Meeting

Mr. Fatmir Matoshi, Minister for Environment and Spatial Planning in Kosovo, participates in the 17th Drin Core Group discussion today.

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Left to Right: Mr Arduen Karagjozi, Director of Albanian Water Resources Management Agency; Ms Gerta Lubonja, General Director of Albanian Water Resources Agency; Ms. Shkipe Depd, UNDP Kosovo; Mr. Dimitris Faloutsos, GWP-Med, Drin Core Group Secretariat and GEF Drin Project; Minister Fatmir Matoshi, Environment and Spatial Planning, Kosovo; Mr. Rizah Hajdari, GWP-MED Drin Coordinator for Kosovo, Drin Core Group Secretariat; Mr. Vladimir Mamaev, Regional Advisor, UNDP / GEF; Mr. Momcilo Blagojevic, General Director of Water Management, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Montenegro.

The Minister thanked the Global Environment Facility for Kosovo’s inclusion in the Drin Project and reiterated Kosovo’s* commitment to work with Riparians to improve management of the Drin Basin.

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The Minister met with members of the Drin Core Group including:

Ms. Gerta Lubonja, General Director of the Albanian Water Resources Management Agency and Mr. Arduen Karagjozi, Director of Albanian Water Resources Management Agency;

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 Mr. Ylber Mirta, Head of Department for Waters, North Macedonia:

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Mr. Momcilo Blagojevic, General Director of Water Management, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Montenegro (right):

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Left to Right: Mr. Vladimir Mamaev, Regional Advisor, UNDP / GEF; Mr. Dimitris Faloutsos, GWP-Med, Drin Core Group Secretariat and GEF Drin Project; Minister Fatmir Matoshi, Environment and Spatial Planning; Mr. Momcilo Blagojevic, General Director of Water Management, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Montenegro.

Under the Drin Coordinated Action (CORDA), the Drin Core Group comprises of officially appointed representatives from the Riparians who meet twice a year in accordance with the Drin Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to discuss issues regarding the management of water and natural resources in the Drin Basin. 

The focus of the 2-day meeting is to review Draft 1 of the Strategic Action Programme for the Drin Basin. 

 

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