On the first day of his first trip to the United States, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari met with Antony Blinken, the Secretary of State of the United States, at the United Nations Headquarters.
At the request of Antony Blinken, FM Bilawal Bhutto is now in the United States to participate in a ministerial discussion on the topic of “Global Food Security Call to Action,” which is scheduled to take place at the United Nations today (Wednesday).
Blinken stated that discussions on regional security were also included in the meeting, stressing that the United States desired even better relations with Pakistan.
According to an official from the United States, the primary focus of the discussions was to develop economic and commercial connections between the two countries as well as regional security.
The United States Secretary of State expressed his delight in cooperating with the Pakistani government and Foreign Minister Bilawal, adding that he was looking forward to having a conversation with the foreign minister about an essential matter, namely food security.
“Since Russia invaded Ukraine, the already dire situation regarding food security has become even worse. More than forty million people are currently struggling to make ends meet as a result of the food security problem. “I want to thank Pakistan for its involvement in the “Global Food Security Call for Action,” which we are working together to address,” he said. “We are working together to address the issue of food security.”
On the other hand, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal stated that he is resolved to further develop the broad-based and multifaceted aspects of the bilateral relations between Pakistan and the United States.
The foreign minister expressed his delight at being able to participate in the meeting and mentioned that Pakistan was experiencing difficulties in the areas of water security and clean energy.
“We are up against a myriad of challenges, ranging from the effects of climate change to ongoing conflicts in countries that are our neighbors […] Opportunities to strengthen ties between Pakistan and the United States are also being looked forward to, “Bilawal remarked.