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Russia's Black Sea city Sochi to host the 70th meeting of CITES Standing Committee in October 2018

Russia's Black Sea city Sochi to host the 70th meeting of CITES Standing Committee in October 2018

For use of the media only; not an official document. PRESS RELEASE Russian Federation to host the 70th meeting of CITES Standing Committee in Sochi in October 2018 Geneva, 13 July 2017 : The CITES Secretariat announced today that an offer made by the Russian Federation to host the 70th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee in Sochi from 1 to 5 October 2018 has been accepted by the Chair of the Standing Committee. Sochi is located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia and Russia. The city offers modern transport and meeting facilities allowing it to host major international events. Sochi hosted the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 and will also be one of the host cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The northeastern part of the city belongs to the Caucasian Biosphere Reserve which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the few places in Russia with...

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