Belarus ready to provide Armenia with 10m seedlings for reforestation

Published: 12 March 2020   232

The Belarusian government is ready to provide Armenia with 10 million seedlings for the tree planting program, Belarus Forestry Minister Vitaly Drozhzha said at a meeting of the intergovernmental commission in Yerevan.

“I will soon meet with Armenian Environment Minister Erik Grigoryan, and I think we will discuss this issue. In 2019, we planted 50,000 trees in Armenia. trees, laid down a forest of Belarusian-Armenian friendship, the official opening of which will take place on 13 March. Now we are ready to send another 10 million young plants to Armenia,” the minister said.

Vitaly Drozhzha expressed the hope that the parties will achieve positive results on this front soon. According to the minister, it is very important that Armenia pays serious attention to reforestation. “In Belarus, forests occupy about 40% of the territory, and in Armenia - 11%. It is commendable that your country has set the task of doubling this share by 2050. We are ready to help Armenia to the best of our abilities, as we have a lot of experience in this area," said Vitaly Drozhzha.