Amazon countries sign pact to protect rainforest
Leticia: Leaders and representatives of Amazon countries signed a pact on Friday to protect the the world’s largest tropical rainforest. The “Leticia Amazon Pact” came as raging fires have burned thousands of hectares of the forest.
The presidents of Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, as well as Suriname’s vice president and Guyana’s natural resource minister attended the summit during which the pact was signed.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro participated by video link, while his foreign minister attended in person.
The Amazon is being shrouded in plumes of smoke as fires rage across parts of the large forest.