RUSSIA, July 23 – On 23July 2014 the Third Meeting on Forest Fire Prevention and Joint Protection along Sino-Russian border was held in Vladivostok, the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia.The main aim of the meeting is to implement the bilateral cooperative contents of forest fire prevention and joint protection, and to strengthen and improve bilateral cooperation. The meeting was co-hosted by Zhang Jianlong, vice administrator of State Forestry Administration of China and Zhi Lin, vice administrator of Russian Federal Forest Service.


Zhang Jianlong(R) meets with Zhi Lin(L) in Vladivostok,Russia on July 23,2014.(Wang Yan)

Zhang Jianlong and Zhi Lin separately introduced the progress of the forest fire prevention and joint protection work since the last meeting, and exchanged opinions deeply on issues they are concerned with. Delegates from National Forest Pest and Disease Prevention Station representing China put forward eight detailed suggestions, including making clear the emergency channels on a national level, updating the contacts of joint protection stations at a grass-roots level as soon as possible, holding a temporary face-to-face meeting in the near future, setting regular meeting time of the national joint meeting, establishing provincial joint prevention system, reinforcing visit exchanging on technology aspects.

The bilateral parts reached recognitions on several important aspects, including coordinating authorities of foreign affairs and frontier defenses to join the emergency liaison net,and jointly launching fire extinguishing exercises.

By Xin Shuyu


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