Today in New York, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will meet with the United States (US) Secretary of State Antony Blinken in what will be the very first diplomatic encounter held after the new government was inaugurated into office.
It is believed that discussions about the bilateral relations between Islamabad and Washington, DC will take place on the sidelines of the Global Food Security Conference. In his new role as foreign minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari plans to place a greater emphasis on strengthening bilateral commercial ties and expanding the volume of Pakistan’s exports.
According to our sources, the Russian assault in Ukraine will be discussed, as well as the current crisis in Afghanistan and the security situation in the region as a direct result of it.
At the conference, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will explain Pakistan’s position on the problem during a talk that will be given there.
According to the Foreign Office, Blinkenin extended the offer to attend the conference to the newly appointed FM during their first telephone conversation together. In the course of their talk over the phone, Secretary Blinken congratulated his Pakistani counterpart on the assumption of his office and expressed a wish to continue improving the mutually beneficial bilateral partnership between Pakistan and the United States.
In the midst of the PTI’s anti-American narrative, Bilawal’s journey to the United States (US) would mark the first high-level interaction between the two countries. Imran Khan, who served as Pakistani prime minister before his ouster, has pointed the finger of blame at Washington. The United States of America has refuted the charges.
During the visit, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, will meet with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, as well as the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Abdullah Shahid, and will hold bilateral conversations with his counterparts.