Kouyialis in US for 'Our Oceans' conference
Minister of Agriculture Nicos Kouyialis departed on Wednesday for the US at the invitation by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Kouyialis will participate in the International Conference ‘Our Oceans’ which will take place in Washington DC September 14-16 and will hold a series of meetings with other Ministers participating in the Conference.
The Conference focuses on the key ocean issues, like marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate-related impacts on the ocean.
Kouyialis was also invited to hold a bilateral meeting with Catherine Novelli, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment at the US Department of State, with whom he will discuss issues including the protection of the environment and renewable energy sources.
The Minister will also participate in the High Level Meeting of the Mediterranean countries upon an invitation by the Segolene Royal, French Minister of Environment and President of the COP-21.