20 Nov '11, 9am

[ASEANWatch] Asean signs two-year forestry cooperation agreement with South Korea

Phnom Penh (Rasmei Kampuchea/ANN) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) said it had signed a two-year forestry cooperation agreement with South Korea after Friday's Asean-Korea summit meeting in Bali, Indonesia. The agreement aims to enhance the capacity of member states "in tackling issues facing the region to ensure contribution of the forestry sector to sustainable development, attaining the Millennnium Development Goals and Asean Community Building," a statement said. South Korea's Forest Service Minister Lee Don Koo was quoted as saying that the accord was a flagship initiative that reflected his country's vision for "low-carbon green growth" and its commitment to address the impact of climate change announced during the Asean-Korea summit in 2009. Indonesian Forestry Minister Zulkifli said the agreement aimed to ensure sustainable forest management by ...

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