Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has concluded his week-long United States visit with an appeal to help Pakistan recover from flood destruction.
He also discussed Pakistan’s recovery and rebuilding efforts with top US lawmakers and officials, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Earlier on Wednesday, Secretary Blinken and Bhutto-Zardari spoke on the phone about the floods and the Geneva conference that the UN is hosting.
The statement from his meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman said, “The deputy secretary and the foreign minister discussed Pakistan’s continuing efforts to recover from devastating floods and noted the upcoming Jan 9 International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan in Geneva.”
The statement also said that both leaders committed to strengthening counterterrorism cooperation.
They also discussed collaboration in the fields of economy, energy, and the environment.
They also discussed measures to hold the Taliban accountable for its promises made respecting the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan as well as the Taliban’s regrettable decision to further restrict women’s and girls’ access to education.
Bilawal while talking to the media in Washington said, “We talked about not just the floods but also the economic situation the floods had caused a historical humanitarian crisis in Pakistan.”