President Xi Jinping commends SCO Green Development Forum, emphasizes China's environmental commitments

09 Jul 2024 | 20:26
Green Development Forum of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

President Xi Jinping has extended his congratulations to the Green Development Forum of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries on Monday.

In a detailed message, President Xi emphasized the shared commitment of SCO member states to environmental protection and green development, underscoring the crucial role this plays in regional and global sustainability.

Highlighting China's dedication to the belief that "clear waters and green mountains are invaluable," President Xi underscored the nation's significant achievements in sustainable development.

Over the past decades, China has made considerable strides in environmental protection, demonstrating that economic growth and ecological preservation can go hand in hand.

These efforts include massive reforestation projects, the promotion of renewable energy, and strict regulations to reduce pollution.

Xi expressed China's willingness to enhance communication and cooperation in green development with all SCO member states through the forum.

He noted that the SCO Green Development Forum serves as a critical platform for member countries to exchange knowledge, share best practices, and develop collaborative strategies to address environmental challenges.

Through enhanced cooperation and dialogue, we can collectively advance our green development goals and create a healthier planet for future generations

President Xi stated

President Xi described the SCO as a model for new types of international relations and regional cooperation, highlighting its unique approach to fostering mutual trust, benefit, equality, consultation, respect for cultural diversity, and a desire for common development.

As China recently assumed the rotating presidency of the organization, Xi emphasized the country's commitment to leveraging this role to further the SCO's green development agenda.

He reaffirmed China's dedication to promoting green development, unity, and coordination among SCO member states.

Xi emphasized that these efforts are not only essential for regional stability and prosperity but also for the global fight against climate change.

He called on all member states to work together to build a closer SCO community with a shared future, characterized by sustainable development and environmental stewardship.