​​The Fourth Intergovernmental Meeting was held in Kathmandu, 18-19 July, 2002. Mr. P.L. Singh, Hon. Minister for Population and Environment, Nepal, opened the meeting noting that "Malé Declaration is now being conceded as one of the model in sub-regional cooperation on environmental issues in South Asia". The Malé Declaration was adopted by Environment Ministers in 1998 with Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as participating countries. National Focal Points and National Implementing Agenc ies, and representatives from Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), South Asia Cooperative Environment Program (SACEP) and United Nation Enviornment Programme Regional Resource Center for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP RRC.AP) participated in the meeting. Discussions included the technical details in establishing the transboundary air pollution-monitoring network in the participating countries. Media releases on the meeting at: The Himalayan Time , The Kathmandu Post and The Rising Nepal.

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