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Delegation from International Tropical Timber Organization visits Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao

On May 29, Deputy Secretaries-General of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, Mr Ding Tian and Mr Rodrigo Brum, met with the Executive Director of the International Tropical Timber Organization, Mr Gerhard Dieterle, and other representatives of the organisation, at the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao.

The visit by a delegation from the International Tropical Timber Organization took place around two months after a meeting in March between a representative of that international body and participants in the 14th Ordinary Meeting of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao.

Mr Ding welcomed Executive Director Dieterle. During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on how to boost cooperation in a number of areas. The two sides reached an agreement to strengthen communication, in order to boost cooperation on forestry-related matters, environmental protection, natural resources, and human resources training. Such communication was aimed at making the most of the benefits offered by Forum Macao and Macao’s role as a cooperation platform between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries.

Also in attendance during the meeting were: the Coordinator of the Executive Office of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, Mr Hu Huajun; the Coordinator of the Support Office, Ms Teresa Mok; and Advisor of the Executive Office Mr He Meng.