ROPMERegional Organisation for the Protection of the Marine Environment
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All the countries in the region need to preserve their marine wealth, which is part and parcel of Arabian society," said Abdul Basit Sarfi, secretary of the ROPME.
Abdul Rahman Al-Awadi, secretary-general of the ROPME, hailed the Kingdom's support for the strategy, and said officials should discuss issues that could be presented at ministerial meetings.
IAEA nominated International Safety Research Inc is represented by its President JF Lafortune in the ROPME meeting.
The recommendations of the meeting will be submitted to the heads of state members of ROPME who will meet in December in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The ROPME team is studying means to detect nuclear pollution in the region and the risks and impacts of any nuclear incident in the sea or desalination plants.
ROPME will set benchmarks for setting up a permanent nuclear experts' team in case of emergencies.
A number of experts form the UN Environment Program , ROPME and the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden gave lectures on the wise use of wetlands.
Thangra Raja, a ROPME expert spoke on the challenges and preparations to address the red tide phenomenon.
Speaking to KUNA on the sidelines of the 16th meeting of the ROPME, he said Kuwait had suggested during the meeting the formation of a committee of the ROPME member states to restructure the regional agency financially and administratively and to appoint a new leadership.
He blasted the delay in the implementation of environmental projects and programs due to the failure of the ROPME member states to settle their financial contributions to the body.
Abdul Rahman Al-Awadhi, the executive secretary of ROPME, also affirmed necessity of protecting such marine mangrove trees, namely Qurum trees, because they are part of biological diversity and a habitat for diverse species of birds and micro sea creatures.
He added that today's celebration is to highlight the role of the ROPME in