Two programs funded by the Finnish
cooperation agency – the Sustainable
Forest Management Programme in the
Andean Region and the Energy and
Environment Partnership in the Andean
Region – were launched on Monday, March
7, in Lima. The Director General of the
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation
on Agriculture (IICA), Víctor M.
Villalobos, took part in the activity.
Other senior officials in attendance
were the Minister for Foreign Trade and
Development of Finland, Paavo Väyrynen;
the Minister for the Environment of
Peru, Antonio Brack; the Secretary of
State at the Foreign Ministry of Finland,
Pertti Torstila; ambassadors of a number
of countries; and deputy ministers and
delegates from the ministries of
agriculture, environment and energy of
Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.