Syria called on Thursday for ending all forms of occupation in the world, including the Israeli occupation of the Arab territories, SANA reported.
The demand came in Syria's address to the 2-day meeting of Sub Committee on Environmental Issues, Global Warming, Climate Change at the Asian Parliamentary Assembly being currently held in Moscow.
Head of Environment and Population Activities Committee at the Syrian People's Assembly
Dr. Nasr El-Din Khairallah, who delivered the speech, said that the Israeli occupation authorities disregards environmental issues and does not take into consideration the factors of sustainable development in the Arab occupied territories including the Syrian Golan.
He noted that the Israeli occupation authorities ignored environment in the occupied Arab territories through spoiling land and agricultural areas, dumping chemical and nuclear waste and the excessive consumption of natural resources and waters.
Khairallah indicated to Syria's great interest in environmental issues through the issuance of a number of laws and legislations on protecting environment and natural resources, adding that Syria ratified a number of treaties in that field.
For his part, Rapporteur of Planning and Production Committee at the People's Assembly Noman Hammoud called for giving all states the chance to utilize from the peaceful use of nuclear energy, especially for electric power generation.
The 3rd consultative meeting on the energy market and the meeting of Sub Committee on Environmental Issues, Global Warming, Climate Change at the Asian Parliamentary Assembly held in Moscow in light of fluctuating global economic conditions and major challenges facing the global energy market.
The meeting discusses the emerging challenges and new obstacles faced by the Asian Continent to preserve the traditional energy and search for alternative and clean energy sources with the best use of energy available in the Asian states.