Prime Minister Imran Khan (centre) meets United States’ Particular Presidential Envoy for Local weather John Kerry in Riyadh on October 25, 2021 on the sidelines of the “Center East Inexperienced Initiative (MGI)” Summit. — Twitter/PakPMO

Prime Minister Imran Khan burdened the necessity for optimistic engagement with Afghanistan and the discharge of seized financial sources and monetary property for the welfare of Afghan folks in a gathering with American diplomat John Kerry.

International locations are but to recognise the Taliban-led regime, which has been remoted by the worldwide group since they took over after ousting Ashraf Ghani in mid-August.

In the course of the assembly, the premier urged the worldwide group to work pragmatically to protect peace and safety, forestall an financial collapse and avert a humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan.

PM Imran Khan additionally underscored the significance of a peaceable and secure Afghanistan for Pakistan and the area.

Kerry, america’ Particular Presidential Envoy for Local weather, and the prime minister spoke on the sidelines of the “Center East Inexperienced Initiative (MGI)” Summit in Riyadh.

The premier is in Saudi for a 3 day go to — from October 23-25.

Talking about local weather change, the prime minister burdened the necessity to reinforce nationwide in addition to international emphasis in opposition to what he described as an existential menace.

The prime minister shared his perspective with the particular envoy on challenges confronted by Pakistan and different creating international locations resulting from local weather change, whereas highlighting Islamabad’s expertise of launching nature-based options to deal with environmental challenges, together with the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami challenge.

Reviewing the continued collaboration between Pakistan and the US on local weather change and setting, PM Imran Khan expressed satisfaction on the just lately held inaugural assembly of the “US-Pakistan Local weather and Atmosphere Working Group” which explored potential areas of bilateral Pak-US cooperation on local weather motion.

Kerry mentioned the Pakistan-US relationship needs to be additional strengthened in areas of mutual convergence, together with local weather and setting.

He acknowledged varied initiatives undertaken by Pakistan to battle local weather change.

‘Pakistan dedicated to making sure Saudi Arabia’s safety’

Individually, whereas addressing the Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Funding Discussion board, PM Imran Khan mentioned Pakistan was dedicated to making sure Saudi Arabia’s safety, as he expressed his want to additional strengthen ties between the 2 states.

“The secure relationship between the 2 states is as a result of relation of the folks with one another,” the prime minister mentioned.

The prime minister mentioned Saudi Arabia has all the time supported Pakistan throughout the nation’s onerous occasions and that Islamabad “all the time remembers its loyal pals”.

The prime minister burdened the significance of participating the personal sector to fortify the financial relationship between the 2 states.

He hoped that the personal sectors of the 2 international locations would take full benefit of shut and cordial bilateral relations to grasp the untapped potential within the fields of commerce, enterprise, and funding.

Highlighting the importance of Pakistan as a gateway to the Asian markets and past, the Prime Minister underlined that the geo-strategic place provided Pakistan distinctive alternatives to stimulate intra-region commerce by constructing regional connectivity on trendy traces.

He burdened Pakistan’s proximity to the 2 largest markets, noting that Pakistan had wonderful relations with China and that there could possibly be additional financial dividends if the unresolved dispute of Jammu and Kashmir was peacefully resolved with India.

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