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Towards achieving this goal, KKL-JNF experts David Brand and Itzik Moshe visited Inner Mongolia in China and met with local environmental NGOs.
KKL-JNF Chief Forester Dr. David Brand and Southern Region Deputy Director Itzik Moshe traveled for a professional visit to China from October 26 - November 3. The visit focused on Inner Mongolia, and its goal was to examine the possibility of China's benefiting from KKL-JNF's expertise in the fields of combating desertification, afforestation in arid and semi-arid regions, land preservation, rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems and desert agriculture. The trip followed the visit of a Chinese delegation to Israel, at which time a Memorandum of Understanding towards fostering friendly relations and mutual and equal cooperation between the two countries on environmental issues was signed.
The visit of the KKL-JNF experts took place under the auspices of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), whose president, Ms. Li Xiaolin, visited Israel as KKL-JNF's guest at the beginning of 2014. CPAFFC was founded in 1954 and has professional connections with about 500 NGOs in 157 countries worldwide.
Brand and Moshe visited three regions in Inner Mongolia during their visit – Alxa (Yinchuan), Hohhot and the Kubuqi Desert. After identifying fields in which collaboration between KKL-JNF and CPAFFC would be mutually beneficial, it was decided to share information and data by organizing training courses and professional visits to both Israel and China, along with creating a joint research and monitoring fund.
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