Today, Executive Director of the National Agency of Natural Resources, Mr. Dael Dervishi held a meeting with members of the Board of the Independent Commission for Mines and Minerals in Kosovo headed by Mr. Musa Shabani. Following the cooperation between NANR and ICMM, representatives of both institutions expressed their confidence that the Memorandum of Understanding adopted in 2014, has proved effective by providing mutual assistance, exchange of information, experiences, handling different problems and mutual assistance in the mining sector.
“We are satisfied with the cooperation between the National Agency of Natural Resources and the Independent Commission for Mines and Minerals, a collaboration that we are sure will continue,” – said the head of NANR, z. Dael Dervishi.
Further, the Board of ICMM members in Kosovo expressed their interest regarding the functioning of NANR, in particular the Department of Mineral operating within this institution. Mr. Azbi Arapi, Director of Mining Sector gave an overview of the work of the department and the mining law, stating that “strict implementation of the law, but also the coordination between institutions will help to solve many problems such as illegal exploitation of mineral”.
During the meeting, NANR party informed the ICMM Board on issues such as environmental rehabilitation, mining waste, etc.
At the end of the meeting representatives of both institutions agreed to develop mutual visits at various mines in the country.