Ethiopia Ambassador, Pakistan PM’s Aide Launch Green Legacy Initiative in Sialkot

Wed Apr 24 2024
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SIALKOT: Special Envoy and Ambassador of Ethiopia to Pakistan Jemal Beker Abdula, along with Coordinator to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Climate Change Romina Khurshid Alam on Tuesday launched the “Ethio-Pakistan Fraternity Under Green Legacy” initiative of Ethiopia’s PM Dr. Abiy Ahmed at the University of Sialkot.

The ceremony was attended by a number of government officials, religious community, academia, businessmen, students, civil society and media.

The initiative was launched as part of a collaboration among the Embassy of Ethiopia, the Ministry of Climate Change and the University of Sialkot.

More than two hundred plants of different indigenous species were planted under the Initiative which was followed by a climate walk in the town which was participated by a large number of citizens.

Addressing the launching ceremony, the ambassador expressed gratitude to the Government of Pakistan for joining hands with the Ethiopian Embassy to foster brotherhood and fraternity between the two big countries.

He said that today we gather here not only to save the Earth but also to connect the two big and historic countries the heirs of civilizations and protectors of the rule-based world order, while fighting together international challenges such as terrorism and climate change.

He recalled the recent flash flood that brought devastation to Pakistan which, he had personally witnessed during his visit to tent cities in Sindh.

Pakistan-Ethiopia Cooperation to Combat Climate Change

The envoy said that climate change was an existential threat that would not spare any place or area on this planet earth if we did not come together to combat this challenge which is not a problem for only Ethiopia or Pakistan but the rest of the world.

To this end, he said the Embassy of Ethiopia launched the Green Legacy Initiative to contribute to the efforts of the Government of Pakistan towards a greener and cleaner future for the next generations.

The envoy said the embassy along with other stakeholders would do massive plantation throughout the

Speaking on the occasion, Romina Khurshid lauded Ambassador Jemal Beker Abdula for fostering fraternity between the two countries through the Green Legacy Initiative.

Romina Khurshid said she was delighted to make a formal announcement regarding the collaboration between Ethiopia in Islamabad and the Ministry of Climate Change of Pakistan regarding the Ethio-Pakistan Fraternity Under Green Legacy Initiative.


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