China donates 7,000 saplings to support Pakistan's efforts in environmental protection - South Asia Time

China donates 7,000 saplings to support Pakistan’s efforts in environmental protection

 December 9, 2021  

ISLAMABAD — China donated 7,000 saplings on Wednesday to support Pakistani prime minister’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami program and help Pakistan in its fight against climate change.

In a ceremony held at the Chinese embassy here, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong and Pakistan’s Minister for Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam jointly planted a tree in the embassy’s premises to mark the event.

Talking to Xinhua on the sidelines of the event, Aslam said that the donation is very significant for Pakistan, and the trees will be planted along major highways in the country, and will be tagged to show the gift of the Chinese government and the Chinese people to commuters traveling along the roads.

Commenting on the relationship between Pakistan and China in the past 70 years, Aslam said “these are 70 years of friendship, brotherhood, and one of the strongest brotherhoods that Pakistan has with any country. We share not only our past but also our future… I am very thankful to China for becoming a part of Pakistan’s green vision.”

Speaking with Xinhua, the Chinese ambassador said that they gifted the trees on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan.

The Chinese and Pakistani governments have been supporting each other in nature conservation, and the two sides are practicing the idea of a green Belt and Road to promote the high-quality development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, he added.

 – Xinhua