Nis City Mayor Darko Darko Bulatovic and his associates met with RS Minister of Environmental Protection Mr. Goran Trivan and Maryland State Economic and Political Delegation. On this occasion City of Nis team presented several projects in the field of environmental protection – Regional Waste Treatment Plant Keles and Waste Water Treatment Plant. On this occasion Mayor Bulatovic expressed his hopes that after this introductory visit the concrete cooperation between the two countries will be established. Maryland Deputy Secretary of State Luis Borunda said that he was very satisfied with the visit to Serbia. He said that what was happening in the field of economic development here in the city was parallel with the priorities that the State of Maryland set for themselves and these were environmental protection, infrastructure, education and infrastructure that contributes to better economic development. Minister Trivan stressed that Serbia was moving with great steps towards achieving the highest standards of the environment protection. Serbia has the knowledge but we have to make huge investments in new technologies. He stressed that it was therefore necessary to seek financial assistance in order to invest in environmental protection. He thanked the Maryland Delegation for bringing representatives of 15 companies from the field of environmental protection. He also thanked the State of Maryland for donating a system for efficient, modern and quick analysis of the quality of land.