Ninth Meeting of the Parties to the Framework Agreement on the Sava River Basin

The 9th Meeting of the Parties, as the highest decision making mechanism for implementation of the Framework Agreement on the Sava River Basin, was held in Zagreb, on the December 9, 2022. The high level Meeting, gathered more than 40 participants, delegation of the Parties, representatives of Montenegro, European Commission, UNESCO, UNECE, WMO, World Bank and other international partners, and institutions supporting and interested in the implementation of the FASRB.

Recalling the vital importance of regional cooperation of the Parties and acknowledging so far implementation of the FASRB, the 9th Meeting of the Parties adopted the Declaration, recognizing the progress in the coordinated implementation of the EU Directives, and approved the second Sava River Basin Management Plan as one of the major achievement in regional cooperation. Furthermore, Parties reconfirmed their commitment for further rehabilitation and development of navigation on the Sava River and its navigable tributaries, encouraged further and enhanced multisectoral dialogue with all relevant stakeholders including youth and further activities toward climate change adaptation.

Recognizing the benefits of cooperation through ISRBC, Meeting of the Parties highly appreciated its remarkable work.

The next 10th Meeting of the Parties will be held in Republic of Serbia.