FM is committed to strengthening its all-weather strategic cooperative partnership with China
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari reaffirmed Pakistan’s determination to further strengthen its all-weather strategic cooperative partnership with China, through the early implementation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The Minister of Foreign Affairs was addressing the high-level meeting of the Group of Friends of the Global Initiative for Development, held in virtual format in New York.
In his video address, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari appreciated China’s initiative to launch the GDI and called it a useful platform to accelerate and coordinate efforts towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals agreed at worldwide.
Recalling the multiple crises posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and geopolitical developments, with disproportionate and devastating impacts on countries in the Global South, he expressed deep concern over the reversal of progress in implementing implementation of the SDGs.
He urged the Group of Friends of the Global Initiative for Development to address the challenges facing developing countries.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs called on the international community to mobilize adequate resources for the SDGs and to meet the commitment to provide at least $100 billion per year in climate finance.