Mozambique, Vietnam Join Hands In Wildlife Conservation Protection



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HANOI- Vietnam and Mozambique recently held a series of activities as they prepare to sign an agreement on wild animal protection cooperation, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

A Vietnamese delegation including from the Ministries of Public Security, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture and Rural Development, the Department of Vietnam Customs and the Wildlife Conservation Society visited Mozambique from May 18 to 20 for this purpose.

The delegation and the Vietnamese embassay in Mozambique held a working session with Mozambique’s Land, Environment and Rural Development Minister Celso Ismael Correia on the topic.

Correia highlighted his government’s focus on wildlife conservation and urged holding talks for early conclusion of the agreement.

The Mozambican side said ministries and agencies of both countries should boost information and experience sharing to fight illegal trade and transport of wild animals facing extinction.

In Mozambique, the Vietnamese delegation held a dialogue with foreign ambassadors and representatives from international organisations on Vietnam’s efforts to fight wildlife trade.

Vietnamese officials held a public event to raise awareness among the Vietnamese community in Mozambique on conservation policies and programmes including preventing trade of rhino horns and elephant tusks and curbing wildlife trafficking.

Members of the delegation has previously visited Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa for similar purposes.