(www.irna.ir) вЂ" Spanish Minister of Environment Cristina Narbona here Monday expressed her country's readiness to cooperate with Iran in projects to reduce air pollution in Tehran and its other big cities.
During a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Spain Davoud Salehi, Narbona described projects currently underway in Iran to fight environmental pollution as "very important."
She offered Spain's assistance in implementing more projects of the kind in Iran.
She said there were many similarities in the environments of Iran and Spain, and expressed confidence the two countries could make use of their rich experiences in creating environments conducive to healthy living, reports Trend.
The Spanish minister further expressed hope Tehran and Madrid would be able to boost their cooperation in the environmental field and come up with a memorandum of understanding to this effect.
Narbona took the occasion to invite Iranian Vice-President and head of the Department of the Environment Fatemeh Vaez Javadi to pay a visit to Spain to discuss avenues for bolstering cooperation and to acquaint herself with the experiences and progress achieved by this European state on the environment.
Salehi, for his part, briefly spoke of Tehran's plans to improve the environment in its big cities, particularly in the capital, and said the country was serious regarding use of clean energies.
"The country has decided to meet 20,000 megawatts of its electricity needs from nuclear energy in the next 20 years." On behalf of Vaez Javadi, Salehi extended an invitation to Narbona to pay a visit to Iran and sign a document with Iran for expansion of environmental cooperation.