Myanmar attends 3rd Trans-Himalaya Forum for International Cooperation

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The Third Trans-Himalaya Forum for International Cooperation in progress on 4-6 October in China, addressed by Union Minister U Khin Maung Yi.

The Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Khin Maung Yi attended the Third Trans-Himalaya Forum for International Cooperation being held in Nyingchi, China’s Xizang Autonomous Region from 4 to 6 October.
The forum aimed to foster cooperation and development among Himalayan region countries, promoting the correlation of humans and nature, and environmental conservation.
The Union minister separately met Chinese foreign minister together with other ministers from Sri Lanka, Chile and Kenya in Nyingchi city, and exchanged views on matters related to the invitation to world countries in addition to regional countries to participate in Tibet region development, forest and environmental conservations yesterday morning.
Speaking at the forum, the Union minister said being environmentally friendly can create better living through the interdependence between humans and nature. Myanmar prioritizes forest conservation and the protection of ecosystems and biodiversity. 47 per cent of the country occupies the Himalayan region and is connected to Indo-Myanmar, the mountainous region of southwest China and the ecological transition area of the Himalayan regions. Moreover, 2.59 per cent of the total land area has been established as eight protected areas in the northern Kachin State.
The country also works with international organizations for research to conserve biodiversity. He then suggested drafting practical and solid policies and procedures in implementing forest and environment conservation, investment and nature-based industries. He then pledged that Myanmar would actively cooperate in relevant sectors among the countries of the Himalayan Mountains region and the Silk Road.
The Forum also focused on promoting the harmony of humans and nature and sharing the fruits of cooperation and development.
On 4 October, the Union minister replied to the questions raised by media in Nyingchi and visited the Tibetan Cultural Heritage Museum. — MNA/KTZH

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