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Green Legacy Initiative crucial to realize sustainable dev’t of Ethiopia: Amb. Zhao

Addis Ababa, July 17, 2023 (FBC) – Ambassador of China to Ethiopia Zhao Zhiyuan said that Ethiopia’s Green Legacy Initiative is crucial for the country’s sustainable development.

Chinese Ambassador and staff have planted tree seedlings on Embassy’s premises.

Ambassador Zhao said China is committed to sustainable development and to the principle of prioritizing resource conservation and environmental protection.

Appreciating Ethiopia’s pursuit of green and sustainable development the ambassador said Ethiopia’s Green Legacy Initiative which corresponds China’s ecological civilization is part of Chinese path towards modernization.

“By planting trees throughout the country, Ethiopians will combat the effects of climate change, restore degraded landscapes and forests, promote a green culture and ecotourism, and improve the livelihoods of Ethiopians, Ambassador Zhao added.

He said the pursuit of green and sustainable development makes today’s activity possible.

“Joined by both the Chinese Embassy staff and our Ethiopian friends, Just as the Chinese saying goes; a tree planted now will provide shade for future generations; That means to leave a lasting legacy And I believe the lasting legacy for all humanity is a green legacy”, the ambassador further stated.

Director General Middle East, Asia and Pacific Countries Affairs, Ambassador Gebeyehu Ganga said on his part, Green Legacy Initiative is a demonstration of Ethiopia’s long-term commitment to a multifaceted response to the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation.

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