The sides agreed to protect forests, replant forestlands, fight against illegal tree felling, and share information on forest management and legislation, voluntary certification, and research work.
The Russian Forestry Agency and the U.S. Forest Service will set up a task force to implement the agreement and outline Russian-U.S. joint forestry projects for 2006-2007.
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During the 11th Annual Meeting to be held in Sochi from October 22 to 24, experts of the Valdai International Discussion Club will focus on whether the global community will develop ground rules for the world politics or whether it will be a game without any rules where everyone fend for themselves.