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Bilawal Bhutto meets US counterpart, discusses bilateral ties


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NEW YORK:- Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari held a meeting with his US counterpart Antony Blinken in New York on Wednesday.

The US Secretary of State said that strong trade and economic cooperation between the two countries would be discussed with the Pakistani FM and talks on regional security are also included in the meeting.

Pakistan is chairing the G77 which will enhance the bilateral ties, Antony said.

He further said that he was happy to work with the Pakistani government and Bilawal. The issues of food security which has a global challenge will also be discussed, he added.

Referring to the war between Russia and Ukraine, he said that the issue of food security has become more serious since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with more than 40 million people suffering from food security problems. We are grateful for Pakistan s participation in the efforts to take concrete steps to address this issue.

The US Secretary of State said the focus is on strengthening bilateral economic and trade ties and regional security.

Before meeting with Antony Blinken, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari held a bilateral Meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York on Wednesday.

During the meeting, views were exchanged on matters of mutual interest.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is in New York to participate in the Ministerial meeting on “Global Food Security Call to Action” to be held at the United Nations on Wednesday.

The meeting will bring together a regionally diverse group of countries including those most affected by food insecurity and those in a position to take action to address it.

The Foreign Minister will also participate in the Open Debate of the UN Security Council on “Maintenance of International Peace and Security – Conflict and Food Security” tomorrow.

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