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Pakistan and China sign MoU on ‘Provision of Goods Under South-South Cooperation for Addressing Climate Change’
In a major step to jointly work towards environment protection, Pakistan and China signed an MoU titled ‘Provision of Goods Under South-South Cooperation for Addressing Climate Change’. Ambassador of Pakistan to China, H.E. Mr. Moin-ul-Haque, and H.E. Mr. Zhao Yingmin, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China signed the MoU.
Under the MoU, China would support Pakistan through provision 5,000 sets of Solar Home Systems; a set of Integrated Meteorological Observation Station; and a set of Integrated Cloud-based Early Warning System. In addition, China would offer capacity-building programmes for the officials of the Government of Pakistan.
The MoU would complement Pakistan’s efforts to promote renewable energy and also enhance its disaster management capabilities, especially in the areas of early warning, forecasting, monitoring and disaster preparedness response systems.
While signing the MoU, Ambassador Moin-ul-Haque thanked the Chinese side and commended the ongoing collaboration between China and Pakistan to tackle the common challenge of climate change. In this regard, he highly appreciated President Xi Jinping’s Global Development Initiative (GDI), which aimed to strengthen partnership between the developing countries for the attainment of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the efforts to promote climate action. He also recalled the ‘timely’ Chinese support to Pakistan following the climate-induced floods of 2021.
The Government of Pakistan commends China’s continued efforts to deepen South-South Cooperation on climate change through practical cooperation. In November last year, Pakistan and China signed an MoU through which Pakistan became the first partner country of GDI, which lists climate change as key area of cooperation.
6 September 2023