FM Bilawal is visiting the USA on the invitation of Blinken to attend the ministerial assembly on the “International Meals Safety Name to Motion” to be held on the United Nations at the moment (Wednesday).
Blinken stated that talks on regional safety have been additionally included within the assembly, noting that america wished even higher relations with Pakistan.
The US official stated the main focus of the talks was to strengthen bilateral financial, commerce ties and regional safety.
The US secretary of state stated that he was pleased to work with the Pakistani authorities and Overseas Minister Bilawal. Blinken stated he would focus on an vital challenge — meals safety — with the overseas minister.
“The meals safety disaster has intensified because the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Greater than 40 million individuals have been affected by the meals safety disaster. We’re working collectively to deal with the difficulty of meals safety,” he stated, thanking Pakistan for its participation within the “International Meals Safety Name for Motion”.
However, Overseas Minister Bilawal expressed his dedication to additional strengthen the broad-based and multifaceted Pak-US bilateral relations.
The overseas minister stated he was pleased to be partaking within the convention and famous that Pakistan was dealing with challenges of safety, clear vitality, and water safety.
“We face many issues starting from local weather change to current points in neighbouring international locations […] Alternatives for enhancing ties between Pakistan and US are additionally awaited,” Bilawal stated.
Bilawal meets UN chief
Earlier than this, FM Bilawal met the United Nations Secretary-Common (UNSG) Antonio Guterres on the UN Headquarters in New York.
The overseas minister, through the assembly, underscored the significance hooked up to multilateralism and UN in Pakistan’s overseas coverage. He acknowledged that Pakistan adheres firmly to the ideas of the UN Constitution and has at all times supported options to world points in accordance with these ideas.
The overseas minister added that as the present Chair of the Group of 77 and China, Pakistan welcomes the assist of the UNSG to the targets pursued by the creating international locations on the UN.
He significantly emphasised the necessity to advance the attainment of the primary two Sustainable Improvement Targets (SDGs) aimed toward ending poverty and starvation.
On the scenario in Ukraine, the overseas minister appreciated the secretary normal’s efforts to advertise a negotiated answer and shared Pakistan’s perspective.
Bilawal highlighted the grim scenario within the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) marked by grave violations of human rights and unlawful demographic modifications.
He underscored that Pakistan wishes peace with all its neighbours, together with India, which can proceed to stay elusive except the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is resolved in accordance with the UN Safety resolutions and needs of the Kashmiri individuals.
The overseas minister lauded the secretary normal’s dedication to fight Islamophobia and in addition reaffirmed the resolve to work carefully with him on this endeavour together with in Pakistan’s capability as the present chair of the OIC Council of Overseas Ministers.
The overseas minister appreciated the UNSG’s function in mobilising humanitarian and financial help for the Afghan individuals. The overseas minister shared Pakistan’s concern concerning the spillover of instability in Afghanistan into Pakistan.
He emphasised the worldwide group’s response should handle the pressing humanitarian wants and keep away from a whole collapse of the financial system in Afghanistan that can have dire penalties for unusual Afghans.