China’s 7,000 trees gift reflection of strong friendly ties: Amin

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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam on Wednesday welcomed China’s participation in the flagship Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Plantation project and hailed the gift of 7,000 trees plantation to commemorate 70 years of Pak-China friendly ties.

The SAPM and Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong kicked off the plantation by plantation a pine tree sapling at the Embassy of China and exchanged views on the green vision of both sides aimed at sustainable growth and environmental conservation.

Speaking on the occasion, the SAPM thanked the Chinese envoy and said the COP-26 was an interesting global moot on climate change that could not live up to all expectations.

Amin said the announcement of Chinese President Xi Jinping at COP-26 was great as China pledged to not invest in any coal power project abroad.

“China should have had an aggressive presence at the COP to project its inspiring story of transition from Coal to renewable eco-friendly solutions. CPEC Green Corridor is also part of Pakistan’s vision along with China,” he underlined.

The SAPM highlighted that the US-China pledge on mitigating methane at the end of COP-26 was also well received globally.

“The Coal power projects in Pakistan have been demanded by the previous Pakistani government and not the Chinese government rather our present government is interested in hydropower projects,” he added.

Amin informed that he had specifically mentioned the aforesaid fact in his country statement at the COP-26 held last month in Glasgow, Scotland to clarify that China did not export its Coal Power Plants to Pakistan rather it requested to get that technology.

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