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Imran to attend Middle East Green Initiative summit

July 31, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has accepted the invitation of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for participation in the “Middle East Green Initiative”, the PM Office said on Friday.

Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Saeed Ahmad Al-Maliki presented the formal invitation, extended by the Crown Prince to Prime Minister Khan to attend the summit, being hosted by the kingdom in October.

“The Prime Minister graciously accepted the invitation,” the PM Office confirmed in a statement.

The initiatives of the Saudi Crown Prince, announced earlier this year, align closely with Prime Minister Khan’s climate change initiatives – “Clean and Green Pakistan” and the “Ten Billion Tree Tsunami”.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are also collaborating closely to develop synergies in their climate change-related strategies. “The invitation extended to the Prime Minister is an acknowledgment of Pakistan’s leading role in combating climate change,” the PM Office said.