PM Khan briefs prince Charles on climate action

By Staff Reporter
Friday – December 4, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The prime minister (PM) Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation, Thursday, with prince Charles - the prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II - wherein the PM briefed on steps taken by the incumbent regime to address challenges of climate change.

According to a press release, he highlighted the launching of “Eco-System Restoration Initiative,” including 10 billion tree plantation project as well as the establishment of national parks under protected areas initiative (PAI).

In addition, views were exchanged on bilateral relations, issues of mutual interest including Covid-19 (coronavirus), climate change and biodiversity.

PM Khan offered condolences on the loss of precious lives in the United Kingdom (UK) due to Covid-19 and underlined that international cooperation was pivotal for success in the fight against pandemic.

He said that Pakistan has been able to mitigate the deleterious impacts of Covid-19 on health and economy through national coordinated efforts, smart lockdowns and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs).

PM Khan underlined climate change being one of the most pressing issues of our times and that the government of Pakistan (GoP) is committed to work with global community to tackle the pressing issue.

Pakistan and the UK have a growing bilateral relationship and increasing cooperation at multilateral fora especially the commonwealth as well as a strong commitment to work together in all areas of mutual interest.

The PM extended invitation to prince Charles to visit Pakistan along with the Duchess of Cornwall.