Ministry Carries Out “Symbolic Tree Seedlings Planting” Campaign

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July 13, 2022 (ENA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs carried out a “symbolic tree seedlings planting” in its compound today as part of the ongoing Green Legacy Initiative this rainy season and the plan to expand the activity in neighboring countries.

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Foreign
Affairs State Minister, Birtukan Ayano told ENA that the ministry
launched the  symbolic plantation program today and the activities will
expand to the selected areas.

“We will also continue to share the initiative to neighboring countries,” she added.

Ethiopia
has prepared 1 billion tree seedlings for neighboring countries and
called on them to pursue the Green Legacy Initiative in order to combat
the effects of climate change together.

Diplomatic
communities in the country and Ethiopian embassies abroad will also
engage in the tree  planting campaign, it was learned.   

Foreign
Affairs State Minister, Tesfaye Yilma said the ministry’s symbolic
participation in the plantation could further encourage neighboring
countries to share the initiative to combat the effects of climate
change.

“This
is a very important and symbolic plantation for the Green Legacy
Initiative to combat climate change and transform the country…We have
been providing seedlings favorable for neighboring countries too because
climate change is borderless,” he said, adding that the drought facing
parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Kenya calls for collective
action of the countries around the Horn of Africa.

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