On 23 December, H.E. Ms. Kang Kyung-wha, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and Mr. Chencho Norbu, Executive Director of the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) signed the “Headquarters Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Korea and the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization” (Headquarters Agreement).
With the Headquarters Agreement in place, it will support AFoCO and facilitate its operations and mission of responding to climate change and realizing sustainable forest management.
The Headquarters Agreement recognizes the legal personality, inviolability of the headquarters, and privileges and immunities on legal procedures and its properties as an intergovernmental organization based in Korea.
Reaffirming strong relations and cooperation with the Korean Government, AFoCO’s activities, while being in line with global goals in the forest sector, will contribute to realizing relevant foreign and forest-related policies of the host country.