Viet Nam, Finland set directions for future forestry co-operation

Update: December, 13/2013 - 09:12

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam and Finland discussed new horizons for bilateral co-operation in the forestry sector at a forum yesterday, focusing on increased sharing of knowhow and establishing new partnerships.

Further co-operation should contribute to sustainable management and protection of forests and promote the role of forests in protecting the environment, improving livelihoods of local populations and mitigating climate change impacts, while ensuring economic development, Finnish ambassador Kimmo Lahdevirta said.

Finland has supported Viet Nam's forestry sector development since 1996 with assistance of more than US$43 million, the forum heard. — VNS