Five Arab states discuss environmental problems and economic development
Regional, Environment, 6/2/1999
The works of the seventh meeting for committees specializing in new crimes in the Arab states are to start today in Tunis, with the participation of representatives of five Arab states: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Ahmed Ben Mohamed El-Salem, the secretary general of Arab interior ministers, who inaugurate the works of the meeting said that the committee will discuss combating crimes concerning the safety of environment within the appearance of grave environmental issues resulting from economic growth. The environmental problems include damage to the ozone layer, atmospheric, changes, lack of ground water resources, and desertification of soil.
The participants will also discuss the reasons leading to environmental pollution in developing countries.
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