6th Standing Working Group Meeting of the ICPDR

The 6th Standing Working Group Meeting of the ICPDR was held on June 12-13, 2008, in Belgrade.According to a standard agenda, after discussing the internal issues at a closed session, the activities performed in different fields, as well as the activities of the expert groups, were presented and discussed on open session. Within this session, the Secretary of the Sava Commission, Dr Dejan Komatina, delivered a presentation on the activities of the Sava Commission performed since the 10th Ordinary Meeting of the ICPDR, held in December 2007.

Within the agenda item dedicated to cooperation of the ICPDR with other organizations and institutions, the Joint Statement on Guiding Principles for the Development of Inland Navigation and Environmental Protection in the Danube River Basin was one of the issues discussed. Heads of the secretariats of the ICPDR, Danube Commission and the Sava Commission repeatedly expressed the interest and enthusiasm of the three commissions related to follow-up steps for the implementation of the Joint Statement.

Additionally, the information on the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation and Coordination between the ICPDR and the Sava Commission, was given to the participants. The Memorandum was signed on June 5, 2008, in Belgrade, within the Sava Day celebration program.