The Sixth Session of Assembly of the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization was held on 29-30 March 2022 as special session. The Assembly was attended by Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam as Parties, Singapore and Kyrgyz Republic as Observers. In this Session, the Assembly members warmly welcomed the new Observer, the Kyrgyz Republic which was granted observer status last November 2021.
The Assembly discussed on various agenda which include regarding engagement of AFoCO at the XV World Forest Congress, preparation for upcoming Ministerial Meeting. The Assembly noted on 17 meetings and events which AFoCO engage as organizer or partner. The Assembly reassured full support in the activities and looked forward to participating at this significant global event.
The Assembly was further updated on the status of projects. Apart from the fruitful discussions, the Assembly adopted the decision on approving the new project “Establishment of ASEAN-Korea Garden in Cambodia.” The Assembly further considered and endorsed the Rules of Procedure for Partner Countries and Partnership Organizations which is an imperative documents for smooth communication and corporation among the member countries and the partners, as well as the expanded fellowship program and internship program. The annual and financial report 2021 was presented in detail at the Assembly which was subsequently approved for publication with appreciation of the progress made despite the pandemic.
The Assembly decided to hold the Seventh Session of the Assembly in October 2022 as a Regular Session.