Russia and China intend to work together to combat the illegal supply of wood

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotobank commercial sea port. Archival photoRussia and China intend to work together to combat the illegal supply of wood© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

Russia will continue its constructive cooperation with China on reforestation and curbing the illicit supply of Russian wood in China, is spoken in the message of Ministry of natural resources.

Earlier, the Minister of natural resources and ecology of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kobylkin said that Russia has warned China about the possibility of a temporary ban on timber exports from Russia to China, if not resolved the issue of restoration of forests. According to him, Russia has proposed to China to build 10-20 of seed facilities in the Russian territory for forest recovery.

«Today, in the framework of «government hour» in the Federation Council the Minister of natural resources of Russia Dmitry Kobylkin confirmed the dialogue between the two countries of Russia and China at the level of relevant Ministers about the mutual interest in the activities on reforestation and the adoption of measures to counter the flow of illegal timber from Russia to China», — it is told in message MPR.

«Both sides have repeatedly stressed the need to bring order to this area of cooperation so as not to harm the parties to the legal export and not to lead to restrictive measures. Any statements concerning the change of the vector of constructive cooperation was not», — stated in the message Ministry.

In addition, said the Ministry, these days in Shanghai at the meeting of the Russian-Chinese Commission, the parties highly appreciated the joint efforts of countries in conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

«Special attention is paid to the issues of tiger conservation, preservation and restore populations of migratory birds, joint activities in international nature reserve «Dauria» and reserve «Lake Khanka». In the far East of Russia it is planned to organize a nursery growing seedlings for reforestation, including with partners from the Chinese side,» — stated in the message.