Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on On Wednesday there was a meeting with US secretary of Anthony Blinken’s fortune during his maiden official visit to New York where they discussed bilateral relations, regional situation and cooperation in various sectors between two countries.
Foreign minister I arrived in United States on Tuesday to participate in the two-day ministerial conference on threat global Food security, triggered Russian invasion of Ukraine, on invitation of Blinken.
AT series of tweets, shed bilawal light on key speaking points of his meeting with in senior US official.
We have confirmed the importance of 75 years old of Pakistan-US relations and mutual commitment to strengthening broad and comprehensive ties between the two countries”Bilawal wrote. in tweet after meeting.
Foreign minister said he had in-deep discussions on issues affecting regional peace and security, including Afghanistan.
“[We] I decided work together to meet challenges of food and energy security,” he said.
Two sides also discussed expanding of cooperation in trade and investment, energy and climate change, health and education, information technology and tech and agriculture, as well as the importance of “trade over help,” Bilawal said.
He said two countries we will continue cooperation in defense and CT sectors.
Meanwhile, US State Department spokesman Ned Price, in the statement, said Bilawal, confirmed the general desire for strong and prosperous bilateral relations during the meeting with Blinken.
” secretary and foreign minister discussed expanding the partnership in climate, investment, trade and health, and people-to-people ties. They stressed the importance of US-Pakistan cooperation on regional peace, fight against terrorism, stability in Afghanistan, support for Ukraine and democratic principles,” the statement reads. added.
Earlier this month, Blinken called Bilawal and invited him to a meeting on food security at UN headquarters.
Shortly after Bilawal’s arrival in New York on On Tuesday, a State Department spokesman issued a statement assuring Pakistan of strong USA support for their efforts to rebuild Pakistani economy.
“The United States” will continue work on a bilateral basis on ways to increase investment and trade opportunities build a prosperous and stable Pakistan,” said the spokesman Dawn in Washington.
Bilawal meets with the UN secretary general
Meanwhile, foreign minister also met UN Secretary General António Guterres today at UN Headquarters.
According to the Foreign Ministry, Bilawal stressed the importance given to multilateralism and the UN. in foreign policy.
He stated that Pakistan is firmly committed to the principles of UN Charter and has always supported the decisions global questions in conformity with these principles.
Bilaval emphasized need promote achievement of in first two Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at eradicating poverty and hunger.
Commenting on situation in Ukraine, foreign minister appreciated the UN secretary general Russia’s efforts to promote a solution through negotiations. He also shared the point of view of Pakistan on cause.
Bilaval also brought to light a grim situation in Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) Marked by Serious Violations of human rights and illegal demographic changes.
He emphasized that Pakistan wants peace with all its neighbors, including India, which he said would continue remain elusive if the Kashmir dispute is not resolved in conformity with UN security resolutions and wishes of Kashmiri people.
Bilawal also praised secretary general commitment combat Islamophobia and also confirmed resolve to work close with his on cause.
He highly appreciated role in mobilization of humanitarian and economic aid for Afghan people. Foreign minister shares Pakistan’s concerns about the proliferation of instability in Afghanistan to Pakistan.
He emphasized that international community, responses must be directed towards urgent humanitarian needs and avoid a complete collapse of in economy in Afghanistan, which will have dire consequences for ordinary Afghans.