On 8 and 9 August, the countries that are part of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization - ACTO, will meet in Belém, capital of the state of Pará-Brazil, for the Amazon Summit. The meeting will focus on the sustainable development of the forest, the protection of the biome and the river basin, social inclusion, the promotion of science, technology and innovation, the stimulation of the local economy and the valorisation of indigenous peoples and local and traditional communities and their ancestral knowledge. One of the objectives is to strengthen ACTO, an international organisation based in Brasilia, so that it can support the countries of the region in carrying out the initiatives and projects necessary for development. The treaty includes Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Guyana, Bolivia, Suriname and Venezuela. In addition to these, states such as France, Norway, Germany, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia were also invited to participate in the meeting.
Source: Amazon Agency