Diplomats from 17 Arab countries and regional organizations witnessed China’s achievement in boosting biodiversity and building an ecological civilization in a recent visit to northwest China’s Qinghai Province.
During the four-day visit, these envoys learned about the local efforts in protecting biodiversity after visiting places like Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland saltwater lake and a crucial body of water to maintain ecological security in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
"The wildlife here is well protected and people's lives are peaceful and happy. We’ve seen a picture of harmonious coexistence between man and nature," said Fariz Mehdawi, Palestinian Ambassador to China.
Mehdawi has visited many places in China, where there are lucid waters and lush mountains. “The concept of ecological protection is deeply rooted in the hearts of the Chinese people and China is committed to sustainable development and has made great efforts in ecological protection, setting a good example for other countries," he emphasized.
"There is a kind of wild goose in Qinghai Lake that flies to the wetlands in southern Iraq for the winter every year," said Shorsh Khalid Said, Iraqi Ambassador to China. “Protecting the earth's ecological environment requires the collective wisdom of all mankind,” he said.
Said added that China leads the world in building ecological civilization and has accumulated successful experience. “We look forward to strengthening exchanges with China in this area," he said.
They saw in the trip how an eco-friendly economy brings prosperity to farmers. "It is admirable that China has found such a way to achieve prosperity by combining environmental protection with economic development," said Sidi el Bakkari, minister counselor of the Moroccan Embassy in China.