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Ambassador Dong Chufeng attended the voluntary tree planting on the Macedonian "Tree Day"

2010-11-19 05:32

On November 18, Chinese Ambassador to Macedonia H.E. Mr. Dong Chunfeng, took part in the tree planting in Skopje organized by H. E. Mr. Antonio Milososki, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Macedonia, to celebrate the Macedonian "Tree Day". Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Zoran Petrov, Bilateral Directorate Mr. Paskal Stojceski, and other diplomatic envoys in Macedonia all in all about 60 people attended the tree planting.


         Ambassador Dong Chunfeng in tree planting                      Ambassador Dong Chunfeng and
                                                                                                     Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki

In conversation, Ambassador Dong said that it's of great significance to carry on the nationwide voluntary tree planting, for improving the environment, building an ecological civilization, and reacting to climate change. In the past 30 years, China has actively carried out nationwide voluntary tree planting, rehabilitated the barren hills, and made efforts to create livable and beautiful living environment, with everyone from national leaders to primary school students actively taking part in each year. Now, China has over 12 billion tree planting person times and has planted more than 56 billion trees, contributing to a national forest cover of more than 20%. The trees planted today would contribute to the land greening of Macedonia and are also a symbol of friendship between China and Macedonia.

Foreign Minister Mr. Antonio Milososki thanked Ambassador Dong for attending this voluntary tree planting, saying that the Macedonian Government and people do cherish the friendship between Macedonia and China, and it's a firm belief that with the joint efforts of the two peoples, Macedonian-China friendship would grow as these small trees into giant trees and bear fruitful results.

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