Somali Foreign Minister launches tree planting initiative at Ministry

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Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Amb. Ahmed Moallim Fiqi Ahmed, launched the first phase of planting 2,000 fruit, shade, and flower trees around the Ministry’s building in Mogadishu on Monday.

 

The officials of the Ministry and its employees attended the campaign, which is part of the Somalia Greening Campaign aimed at enhancing the Ministry’s commitment to environmental stewardship and the promotion of green spaces.

 

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“As part of the Somali Greening Campaign, we are planting 2,000 fruit, flower, and shade trees at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. This initiative represents our new contribution to environmental protection. ‘Sow a tree today, reap protection against desertification tomorrow,'” Minister Fiqi said.

Last year, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud committed $10 million to tackling climate change, desertification, and protecting biodiversity in the Horn of Africa nation.