PM thanks President Xi for “strong message” on World Environment Day

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 06 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his “strong message” on World Environment Day hosted by Pakistan on June 5.

At main World Environment Day event held at Convention Center, also addressed by the prime minister, President Xi had sent a message read out by Chinese Ambassador in Islamabad.

The prime minister said that hosting the World Environment Day manifested Pakistan’s commitment to counter environmental degradation.

“We laud President Xi’s lordship in combating climate change & biodiversity loss & his offer to step up cooperation on ecosystem restoration,” the prime minister remarked on Twitter.

In his message, President Xi pledged that China would continue to be a participant, contributor and leading force in the construction of a global ecological civilization.

Noting that China will host the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Xi said that his country was ready to work with all parties to inject new impetus into global environmental governance and contribute to a clean and beautiful world.