Mr. Ze Meka, Executive Director of ITTO, left, and Mr. Lu De, Deputy Director-General of APFNet, signed the MoU. Back row, from left, are Ms. Liang Hong, Official of MOC, and Madam Yin Hong, Vice Minister of SFA, and Mr. Jin Puchun, Deputy Director-Genaral of SFA.?
In an effort to promote the sustainable management in the field of tropical forests, Mr. Lu De, Deputy Director-General of APFNet, and Mr. Ze Meka, Executive Director of ITTO, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) for long-term collaboration in Beijing, 16 May 2011.
The MoU lays out the framework for joint actions and fields of cooperation, including development of forest policies, criteria and indicators, innovation of technologies and approaches, private sectors partnerships and raising public awareness, among others.