Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Wednesday said he had a ‘very productive’ meeting with US secretary of Anthony Blinken’s fortune in New York, as both confirmed the importance of 75 years old of Pakistan-US relations and mutual commitment to strengthening broad and comprehensive ties.
“It was in-deep discussions on issues affecting regional peace and security, including Afghanistan. Decided work together to meet challenges of food and energy security,” Bilawal wrote. on his official Twitter handle soon after meeting with his American counterpart.
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Both leaders discussed ways for expanding cooperation in tradeinvestment, energy, climate change, health, education, information technology, agriculture and importance of trade over to help.
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— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) May 18, 2022
bilawal, who chairman of PPP, arrived in New York the day before to attend in ministerial meeting and debate at the UN Security Council on food security, in addition to holding a bilateral meeting with Blinken.
In his short speech to media before their meeting, Secretary Blinken said it was an important opportunity for them to talk about the many issues they’ve been working on on together.
“We want concentrate on in work we do to strengthen economic and trade ties between the United States and Pakistan, of of course focused on regional security,” he said.
Blinken said that Pakistan now occupies the seat of G77 and the United States are seeking forward strengthening their own relationships and opening dialogue communication with G77. He said he looked forward speak with FM Bilawal about it.
.@BBhuttoZardari and I confirmed our common desire for a strong and prosperous US-Pakistan bilateral relationship. I look forward to expand our cooperation on climate, trade and investment, as well as issues of regional peace and security. rice.twitter.com/bFhGZFsNxg
— Secretary Anthony Blinken (@SecBlinken) May 18, 2022
“This is our first opportunity to be face to face. We spoke on phone, we are very happy to work with foreign minister, with in government in Pakistan, Secretary of State said.
About meeting on food security, he said it challenge faced through world.
“There was a pre-existing state like world when it comes to food insecurity in many places. It was sharply aggravated by Russia’s aggression. against Ukraine, adding another 40 million people topics who experiencing food shortages,” he commented.
He thanked Pakistan for participation in meeting and engagement on case look at the concrete steps address food insecurity and help people in need around world.
In his speech, Foreign Minister Bilawal said that Pakistan wishes with United States to create opportunities for American investors and Pakistani investors, Pakistani businessmen and American entrepreneurs work together.
“I also Look forward opportunities to enhance interaction between Pakistan and the United States by working with himself and his administration in order to improve trade relations between Pakistan and the United States… “I really look forward work with you on both of these issues,” he said.
As for the meeting on food security, he said, “This particular initiative is welcome,” and Pakistan looked forward attract on in series of events on global Food security.
“We know that the recent geopolitical events have indeed exacerbate the situation and countries like Pakistan is already was facing challenges in food security, water security and energy security, because of whole set of problems ranging from climate change to problems in our district,” Bilawal said.
This is second interaction between two partners as they previously spoke on the phone on May 6 after Bilawal accepted office.
After it arrival Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Munir Akram, Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan, Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador Aamir Khan, Consul General in New York Ayesha Ali and others were received at Bilawala Airport, the report said.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad stated that foreign minister was visiting New York for UN ministerial meeting on Wednesday, where he will talk about the prospects for Pakistan and policy priorities on in issue of Food security.
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Last month, at a time when there are several challenges Existence faced on outer front, the country was bestowed with the youngest foreigner minister who eventually took oath as federal minister for in first time.
33-year-old in Steps of his grandfather, Zulifkar Ali Bhutto, who became foreign minister aged of 35. He was sworn in by President Arif Alvi, while Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and other members of in coalition government we in attendance.