New York, 22 September 2023 (TDI): Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, the interim Prime Minister of Pakistan, convened a meeting with Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the sidelines of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York on 20th September.

Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has emphasized the significance of developed nations fulfilling their climate finance commitments to tackle the urgent challenge of climate change.

He expressed gratitude to the Secretary-General for his steadfast support during the floods of the previous year and for jointly hosting the Geneva Conference on Pakistan’s Resilient Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Framework.

He also informed him about the recently established Special Investment Facilitation Council, whose primary aim is to encourage investments in Pakistan, contributing to the country’s robust economic recovery.

The Prime Minister commended the Secretary-General’s appeal for a worldwide financial transformation to bolster the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and put forth suggestions for enhancing the SDG Agenda.

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Advocating for the enforcement of UN Security Council resolutions regarding the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar highlighted India’s unlawful and independent actions in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019.

The Prime Minister also briefed about India’s continuous human rights violations in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

He also urged the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

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Moreover, The Secretary-General conveyed his appreciation for Pakistan’s backing of the United Nations’ endeavors, which encompass UN peacekeeping operations and its dedication to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister exchanged perspectives on regional developments, including the situation in Afghanistan, and discussed other matters of shared interest.