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Korea partners with APEC, Argentina on forestry development

Korea has established a partnership on forest cooperation with countries in South America and APEC member states.

The Korea Forestry Service (KFS) signed an MOU on August 12 with Argentina’s counterpart organization in Buenos Aires. The resource-rich Latin American nation agreed to engage in substantive cooperation and information sharing.

A couple of days later on August 14 and 15, the KFS team attended the Second APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Forestry held in Cusco, Peru, where Minister Shin Won-sop of the KFS co-hosted a session to talk about effective forestry management for sustainable green growth, one of the most important items on the agenda.

KFS Minister of Shin Won-sop and Argentine Vice Minister Lorenzo Ricardo sign an MOU on forestry cooperation on August 12 (photo courtesy of KFS).

KFS Minister of Shin Won-sop (middle) and Argentine Vice Minister Lorenzo Ricardo (right) sign an MOU on forestry cooperation on August 12 (photo courtesy of KFS).


The Second APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Forestry is held in Cusco, Peru on August 14 and 15 (photo courtesy of KFS).

The Second APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Forestry is held in Cusco, Peru on August 14 and 15 (photo courtesy of KFS).


On the sidelines of the APEC meeting, the KFS had high-level talks with partner countries including China, Indonesia, and Russia about major pending issues such as enhancing forestry cooperation.

The KFS also met with senior officials of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to exchange views on a variety of issues including restoration of devastated forests and cooperation for the 2015 Forest Fire Assembly which will be hosted by Korea.

By Lee Seung-ah, Park Yei-eun
Korea.net Staff Writer & Intern
slee27@korea.kr

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