On 24 June 2021, His Excellency Mr Badral, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the People’s Republic of China, met with Mr Lu De, Executive Director of APFNet Secretariat, at an official visit to the Embassy of Mongolia in Beijing. They exchanged views on bilateral relations and agreed to expand cooperation on forest restoration to address environmental issues in Greater Central Asia.
Mr. Lu De gave a brief introduction to APFNet activities in Mongolia, including the Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Forestry in Greater Central Asia, APFNet demonstration projects and scholarships. He emphasized that transboundary environmental issues are becoming more critical in Mongolia and other economies in Greater Central Asia. Tackling these ecological challenges will require joint efforts across the region. He also noted that APFNet has always been ready to support and cooperate with organizations, governments and individuals to undertake forest restoration to restore the environment.
H.E. Mr Badral expressed appreciation for APFNet’s projects in Mongolia and other work in the region. Noting that economies in the region share common environmental problems such as water scarcity, low soil water retention, sandstorms and severe desertification, he emphasized that the Mongolian Government is eager to work cooperatively on environmental issues in partnership with other organizations.