The first meeting of China-Pakistan Forestry Working Group was held in Beijing to identify priority areas for cooperation in forestry sector between the two countries.
The meeting was attended by officials of China’s National Forestry and Grassland Bureau International Cooperation Department and Pakistan’s Climate Change Department.
Officials from either side discussed prospects for cooperation in wetland restoration, desertification control, wildlife protection and other pertinent fields and issues.
The meeting was part of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries, signed in November last year, which called for identifying priority areas for cooperation in forestry.
Pakistan and China continue to enjoy strengthened bilateral relations from economic platform to cultural bond. A day earlier, Chinese cities Urumqi, Puyang and Xi’an were named as sister cities to Karachi, Gwadar, and Multan, respectively, at a forum held in Beijing to fortify the ties of all-weather ally countries.
It was informed at the event that the forum would facilitate cooperation in province-city management, public health, environmental protection, poverty alleviation, trade and investment, tourism cooperation, urbanisation and vocational/professional education. It will enhance mutual understanding between enterprises of the two countries and boost economic and trade ties.