CAMBODIA, January 11 -- Mr. Zhang Jianlong, Administrator of State Forestry Administration of China met with H.E. Has Sareth, Secretary of State of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Kingdom of Cambodia on January 11, 2018 in Cambodia.

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They had a discussion on further strengthening pragmatic cooperation under the Road and Belt Initiative and Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Mechanism, including the areas of forest rehabilitation, community forestry, forestry science and technology, and capacity building.

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On the same day, they both attended the Inauguration Ceremony of Forest Fire and Smoke Monitoring and Early Warning System in Cambodia, which is one of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation projects funded by APFNet.

This system will provide monitoring on forest fire and supervision on forest resources and wild lives, which will contribute to reducing forest loss and degradation, and enhancing biodiversity conservation in the area.