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Iran, Beirut, and Russia to protect water resources

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Cooperation between Tehran and Beirut in building dams and preventing pollution of water resources was discussed in a meeting between Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian and Lebanese Minister of Environment Mohammad Mashnouq.

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"During the meeting, some talks were held on issues related to water resources, drought and strategic water-related issues," Chitchian said after the meeting in Tehran.

"In this meeting, we had serious discussions about building dams in Lebanon and water pollution, and Iran's experiences and capabilities in construction of dams was explained and if Lebanon is willing, we will be ready for the partnership of Iranian companies in building dams," he added.

Chitchian said Iran is ready to provide Lebanon with all its technical possibilities and capacities.

Mashnouq, for his part, said that he had discussed issues related to cooperation between Iran and Lebanon on water, dams, pollution of water resources and removal of problems.

During the meeting in the Iranian capital, Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian and Russian Natural Resources and Ecology Minister Sergey Yefimovich Donskoy discussed mutual cooperation in water management and agreed to sign an agreement.

The two ministers also agreed to conduct deep water studies, management of subterranean waters, water purification and removal of water pollutants as well as climatological changes and its relation to water resources.

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