Lao PDR signs the AFoCO Agreement2018-03-14


H.E. Dr. Liane Thykeo, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Lao PDR signed the Agreement on the Establishment of the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization on 13 March 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea in Seoul. Lao PDR is the 10th country to sign the Agreement.


Prior to the signing of the Agreement, the Minister and delegates met with Dr. Kim Jaehyun, Minister of Korea Forest Service. Both Ministers witnessed the signing of the bilateral MOU on REDD+ project. The Minister and delegates of Lao PDR also had the opportunity to visit the NH Anseong Distribution Center as well as to arrange a meeting with Korea Rural Community Corporation


So far, the Republic of Korea, Viet Nam, Timor-Leste, and Bhutan have deposited their instrument of ratification. The AFoCO will continue on the ongoing activities and also further expand the regional scope as well as strengthen its activities upon official inauguration of AFoCO.


<Signing of the AFoCO Agreement by H.E. Liane Thykeo, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Lao PDR.>


<Group photo after the signing of the AFoCO Agreement.>


<Official luncheon after the signing of the AFoCO Agreement.>



<Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Lao PDR and the Minister of Korea Forest Service witnessed the signing of the the bilateral MOU on Korea-Laos REDD+ Joint Project between Korea Forest Service and Lao PDR.>



<Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Lao PDR and delegates visited the NH Anseong Distribution Center.>









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