NEW YORK: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern met Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto on Thursday.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand expressed good wishes for Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Paid tribute to former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto Shahid.
Jacinda Ardern told Bilawal Bhutto that her daughter was also Was born on June 21 – birthday of Benazir Bhutto Shahid.
May 27 Jacinda Ardern showered with praise on Benazir Bhutto Shahid at the graduation ceremony at Harvard University.
She said: “In June 1989 prime minister of pakistan stood on this video and delivered an opening speech titled “Democratic Nations Must Unite”. She spoke about her journey, the importance of citizen, government representative, human rights and democracy”.
She is also shared my personal experience of meeting with Benazir in Geneva in June 2007, stating that it was a conference that brought together progressive parties from all over world and Benazir was one of them.
She continued, “Seven months later, she was killed. Now opinions and different points of view on everything will be written of us as political leaders.
“Two things that history I will not dispute Benazir Bhutto – she was first Muslim prime minister elected in Islamic country when women in power were rare. She was also in first to give birth in office. second and only another leader gave birth in office, almost 30 years later, was me.
” path she carved out what a woman feels is just as relevant today as it was decades ago. And the same message she shared here in this is place. She said in the middle of her speech in 1989: “We must understand that democracy can be fragile.”
“Now I read these words as I sit in my office in Wellington, New Zealand, and world away from Pakistan. And though the reasons that gave rise her words then were completely different, they still sound true”.