Ramsar COP8 DOC. 39:

12/12/2002
"Wetlands: water, life, and culture"
8th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)
Valencia, Spain, 18-26 November 2002

Ramsar COP8 DOC. 39

Letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania

1. Please find attached a photocopy of a letter faxed on 22 November 2002 to the Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention from HE Mr Mircea Geoana, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, concerning his country's invitation to the Parties to host the 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention.


ROMANIA - THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Re: The 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)-COP9, Romania, 2005

Dear Mr. Blasco,

The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents its compliments to the Bureau of the RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands in Switzerland and has the honor to refer to the following:

This is to confirm that the Romanian Ministry of Waters and Environmental Protection will be happy to host the 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) - COP9, in Romania, in the year 2005.

Please note also that the Romanian governmental authorities encourage the initiative and undertake the internal legal procedures for its implementation.

Theca Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs respectfully requests that the content of this letter be considered in the current 8th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)-COP8.

Please be assured that we shall take all necessary steps to host the event, including finding an appropriate contribution to the necessary funding.

The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Bureau of the RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands the assurance of its highest consideration.

Mircea Geoana
Minister of Foreign Affairs


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