Bilawal, UN Secy Gen discuss revival of Black Sea Grain Initiative
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari held telephone conversation with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and shared Pakistan’s perspective on stalling of Black Sea Grain Initiative (BSGI) and its implications for food inflation worldwide.
Lauding positive role played by UN Secretary-General in finalisation of BSGI agreement last year, Foreign Minister requested Secretary General Guterres to continue his valuable engagement for reviving Initiative through constructive dialogue that addresses concerns of all parties.
Condemning recurring incidents of desecration of Holy Quran in Europe, Foreign Minister appreciated UN Secretary General’s advocacy for inter-religious harmony and peaceful co-existence. He called for collective action at UN level by formulating a comprehensive strategy and action plan to tackle growing phenomenon of Islamophobia.
Foreign Minister and UN Secretary-General discussed Pakistan’s ongoing cooperation with United Nations in wake of last year’s devastating floods. He apprised Secretary General of recent project launched in Sindh to provide land titles to women beneficiaries affected by floods.
Published in The Daily National Courier, July, 28 2023