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Cairo backs Riyadh's Green Middle East initiative

Egypt has welcomed Saudi Arabia’s Green Middle East initiative to restore green spaces and fight climate change.
An aerial picture shows workers using a crane to plant trees in a park project by the roadside in the Saudi capital Riyadh, on March 29, 2021.

Egypt recently welcomed the Green Middle East initiative announced by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that aims to bring together the countries of the Middle East to plant 40 billion trees in the region. Bin Salman claimed the effort will contribute to restoring 200 million hectares of land and reducing global carbon levels by about 2.5%.

The Egyptian Ministry of Environment issued a statement on March 29 praising the initiative as ambitious and indicative of Saudi Arabia's dedication to environmental preservation and international climate action. Egypt said it was looking forward to working with Saudi Arabia to implement this initiative and support environmental action in the Middle East.

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