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    Chinese Envoy Calls on PM’s advisor on climate change

    Chitral Times Report

     

    ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing called on Prime Minister’s Advisor on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam here on Tuesday. The Chinese envoy congratulated the prime minister’s advisor on climate change for launching 10 billion tree programme and said this is a landmark initiative of the present government, which reflects its seriousness towards addressing the country’s present environmental and climate change issues. During the meeting China ambassador lauded the Ministry of Climate Change’s efforts to boost Pakistan’s forest cover and control deforestation as a part of climate resilience, adaptation and mitigation measures. Malik Amin Aslam shared with the Chinese ambassador information about various measures taken by the present government to address the environmental risks and climate change issues. He said, “Because forests are the most effective and viable way to cope with various environmental and climate change-related issues, the present government is more focused on forest growth.” The PM’s advisor also told him that Prime Minister is committed to environmental conservation, increase in the country’s forest cover and addressing climate change issues. The Chinese ambassador also informed the prime minister’s advisor that Prime Minister Imran Khan is visiting China during the first week of November this year. During his visit of China, State Forest Department of China and Ministry of Climate Change will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost collaboration in Climate Change promotion of forest management sectors. The ambassador also told the prime minister’s advisor that under the CPEC programme, a joint working group is being established and environment Climate Change will be part of working group.

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