Saudi Arabia seeks Pakistan’s help to launch green initiative

Staff Reporter

Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al-Maliki on Friday had a meeting with Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam and expressed interest to learn from Pakistan’s various green initiatives launched under the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visision for Clean Green Pakistan.

“Both sides agreed and expressed firm resolve to further strengthen the strong, longstanding Pakistan-Saudi Arabia fraternal ties through jointly working towards Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s vision of green and climate-resilient United Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through cooperation and collaboration,”.

“We are very much honoured to receive the offer for signing agreement with the Saudi government for extending bilateral brotherly ties in the forestry, environment, ecosystem restoration, renewable energy, water conservation and rainwater harvesting and will definitely sign the MoU after go-ahead from the Prime Minister Imran Khan,” said Malik Amin Aslam.

Malik Amin Aslam also asked the Saudi ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al-Maliki to send in the country’s technical team to visit the areas of the country, where the various green initiatives are being implemented by the climate change ministry in collaboration with the provincial governments, which could then enable the technical team to help Saudi government to effectively design its own green initiatives and implement them in partnership with local communities.

The Ambassador said Saudi government wishes to learn from and replicate them in the country boost resilience against adverse fallouts of climate change on health, education, water, energy, agriculture, food security and energy sectors.