The Fijian government today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of the People’s Republic of China on forestry cooperation.
The MOU will enable both countries to share experiences on forestry developments, training, research, climate change and the exportation of forest products to China.
Fiji’s Minister for Fisheries and Forests Hon. Osea Naiqamu said the MoU will help them work towards improving their resource base and building a more resilient forest sector.
“We see this MOU as a means for building closer ties and more collaboration and we are confident that it will open new doors and create new opportunities within the forest sector of the two countries,” Hon Naiqamu said.
“It is also our hope that this MoU will add more value to our current collaboration and will pave the way forward for a much stronger economic cooperation and capacity building,” he said.
Chinese Minister of State Forestry Administration Zhao Shucong in signing the MoU said this was a starting point for both countries to be able to improve their resources and to share their experiences of the Fiji forestry developments.
Mr Zhao said the MoU will also strengthen and promote forestry cooperation to a higher level and build up more cooperation between the two countries.
He has also invited the Minister for Forests to visit China in order to be able to share more experiences and knowledge. Source: Fiji Ministry of Information