Amazon countries sign ‘Leticia Pact’ on joint policies to protect rain-forest amid fires
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  • 07:21 07 September 2019

Amazon countries sign ‘Leticia Pact’ on joint policies to protect rain-forest amid fires

olivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname, located in the Amazon River basin, signed the so-called Leticia pact, which includes the agenda of their future cooperation to protect Amazon rainforest amid massive fires, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

Leaders of the counties met in Colombia’s city of Leticia on Friday to discuss joint environmental policies and disaster response.

"The Leticia pact envisages cooperation between Amazonian countries in countering reasons behind deforestation such as illegal mining, drug trafficking, illegal increase in agricultural lands," Colombian President Ivan Duque wrote on Twitter late on Friday.

The president added that the Amazon leaders had also agreed to maintain cooperation in science and technology and to exchange information for holding various joint operations.

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