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Harmonious Forest Sector Development and Trade between Russia and China

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Participants at a recent international workshop on Sino-Russian timber trade call on the Baikal Economic Forum and other stakeholders in the Russian Far East, Siberia and China to better understand the impact of the timber trade
between Russia and China and prepare a strategic vision for forest sector development based on mutually advantageous Sino-Russian trade and investments. The Baikal Economic Forum is encouraged to establish a broad-based working group (with associated dialogue process) of Russian and Chinese officials, business and civil society to develop an Action Plan for the long-term sustainable development of trade and investments for the mutual socio-economic benefit of the people of both countries and preservation of global and regional environmental values of North-East Asia’s key ecosystems.