Islamabad, 8 December 2021 (TDI): The Chinese embassy in Pakistan has gifted 7000 saplings to support Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Program (TBTTP) and to assist the country in fighting climate change. The gift also commemorates 7 decades of Pak-China diplomatic relations.
Pakistan’s Minister for Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam, and Chinese ambassador to Pakistan, Nong Rong, jointly planted a pine tree sapling at the embassy to mark the event.
Speaking at the occasion the Climate Minister termed the donation as very significant for Pakistan. He said the trees will be planted along major highways in the country. The Minister added trees will also be tagged to manifest the goodwill gesture of the Chinese government to commuters. He further stated CPEC Green Corridor is part of both countries’ vision.
Moreover, reflecting on the 7 decades of Pak-China relations, Malik Amin Aslam said Pakistan has one of the strongest bonds of brotherhood with China. He further added, “We share not only past but also our future”.
Additionally, the Climate Minister thanked ambassador Nong for this prestigious gift. He also expressed gratitude to the Chinese government for becoming part of Pakistan’s green vision.
Likewise, ambassador Nong Rong said, the Chinese embassy has formally joined PM Imran Khan’s flagship TBTTP on this occasion. He informed that Chinese leadership recently visited Pakistan and planted trees at Shakarparian National Part.
Moreover, the ambassador stated, China has an experience of turning deserts into forests and green areas like Kubuqi in the Gobi desert. Pakistan can take benefit from China’s experience.
Furthermore, ambassador Nong Rong mentioned that both governments are supporting each other in nature conservation. He added that China and Pakistan are practicing the idea of green Belt and Road Initiative to promote sustainable development of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Ambassador Nong also congratulated the Climate Minister on his active participation at COP26.