HOHHOT, June 18 -- The 25th commemorative conference in observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, International Symposium on Developing Talents and Advancing Science Technology for Combating Desertification was held during June 17-18, 2019 in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China. About 400 representatives joined the symposium, sharing theory and practices of sustainable land use management, discussing about science and technology innovation and talent cultivation, and sharing experience on desertification control.

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China will continue to work with countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative to combat desertification through more training courses and projects, Zhang Jianlong, Administrator of National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China said at the symposium.

At the opening ceremony, a strategic cooperation agreement was signed between China Green Foundation and Inner Mongolia Forestry and Grassland Administration. China Green Foundation will donate 0.5 billion yuan within 5 years on reforestation and ecological rehabilitation projects in Inner Mongolia.

By Xin Shuyu

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