PM Imran Khan welcomes initiatives of “Green Saudi Arabia” and “Green Middle East” of Crown Prince

PM Imran Khan

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The Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed the initiatives of “Green Saudi Arabia” and “Green Middle East” of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to protect the nature.

According to media reports, the Prime Minister, who is in quarantine for testing positive for Covid19 a week ago, has welcomed the initiatives in his letter to the Crown Prince and also offered support of Pakistan for these green initiatives.

Imran Khan has shared the letter on his Twitter account on Monday and wrote, “Am delighted to learn of “Green Saudi Arabia” & “Green Middle East ” initiatives by my brother, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman! Have offered our support on these as there are many complementarities with our “Clean & Green Pakistan” & “10 Billion-Tree Tsunami.”

He said in his letter said that vision of the Crown Prince closely aligns with Pakistan’s initiatives to protect it from effects of Climate Change.

The Prime Minister further stated that after successfully planting one billion trees from 2014 to 2018 and now our Ten Billion-Tree Tsunami is well underway across the country. He said Pakistan is also expanding its protected areas by 2023.

“Planting trees not only protects nature and restores ecosystem to fight climate change, it also expands eco-tourism and creates thousands of green jobs for the youth. We are sixty percent of our energy to be clean energy by 2030,” he added.

The Premier has said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia maintain close cooperation on climate change issues at all multilateral forums, a meaningful and structured bilateral engagement can help advance our shared vision. He said challenge of climate change is one that calls for greater international collaboration and a shared aspiration for sustainable development.

“The world has no choice but to treat this green pathway and define a new development paradigm for the 21st century,” he added.

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