In the Media
Enhancing bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and Mexico on sustainable forest management
August 08, 2011
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic Of Indonesia
Indonesia and Mexico, through the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the sustainable forest management and the enforcement of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) policy as well as a number of other forestry issues as a symbol of their cooperation in forestry.
The MoU was first signed by the Indonesian Minister of Forestry, Zulkifi Hassan in Jakarta on 27 July 2011. A week later on 3 August 2011, the MoU was brought to Mexico City to be circularly signed by the Mexico’s Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada after the 4th Indonesia-Mexico Bilateral Consultation Forum ended. The second signing took place in the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico (SEMARNAT).
“By means of this cooperation, Indonesia and Mexico have committed to keep implementing and promoting sustainable forestry management which will not only give great benefits to both countries but also positively contribute to the efforts in dealing with climate change,” stated Indonesian Ambassador Hamdani Djafar during his opening speech in SEMARNAT.
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Keywords: Asia, bilateral, Indonesia, Latin America, Mexico, MoU, REDD