Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Trump praises Finnish forest management

19 Nov 2018, 02:39 ( 24 days ago)

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Rescuers work among debris after the wildfire in Paradise, California, the United States, on Nov. 13, 2018. File Photo Xinhua.

US President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed California’s forest management for the huge wildfires burning there and suggested that California should take lessons from Finland, reported The New York Times.

He said that Finland, a country with 57 million acres of forests but comparatively few forest fires.

At least 76 people died and more than 8,000 structures were destroyed in the wild fire burned approximately 135,000 acres.

The blaze, Camp Fire, began on Nov. 8 and destroyed a significant portion of Paradise, which boasts a prominent history and innate beauty.

Meanwhile, President Sauli Niinistö told national broadcaster Yle that he believed Trump was referring to their encounter in Paris last weekend marking the WWI armistice centenary.

”I did indeed meet president Trump and we had a conversation about forest fire prevention in Finland,” said the Yle report quoting the President as saying.

Raking did not enter the discussion between Niinistö and Trump in the French capital last week, said the Yle report quoting Finnish president's office.

Niinistö had said, "we take care of our forests" while talking about Finnish forestry management and the country's forest fire monitoring system with president Trump, said the report.

Niinistö pointed out the forest management issue while expressing his shock to the US president for the human causalities took place due to the California's wildfires, said the Yle report.

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