Islamabad/Cairo, 30 September 2022 (TDI): The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif held a telephonic conversation with the President of Egypt, Abdul Fateh Al-Sisi.

The conversation, held on Friday, saw a discussion on bilateral relations between Pakistan and Egypt.

During the conversation, the leaders of both countries highlighted important developments in regional and international domains. Moreover, both sides exchanged views on upcoming events of international importance.

In this regard, the President of Egypt highlighted the upcoming COP-27 conference. The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference will take place from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Correspondingly, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif assured the President, of Pakistan’s support for the success of the World Conference on Environment. He assured that Representatives from Pakistan will also attend the conference.

Further, the two leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation in various fields and continue close cooperation on all matters of mutual interest.

Discussion on floods

On the occasion, the President of Egypt extended his condolences to the people of Pakistan for the loss and destruction of precious lives due to monsoon rains and floods. He also announced relief assistance from Egypt for Pakistan’s flood affectees.

In response to it, the Prime Minister of Pakistan expressed his gratitude for Egypt’s help. He underscored that Pakistan is among the most affected countries by climate change.

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The Prime Minister added that however, Pakistan shares less than 1% part in the global emissions of greenhouse gases. He also updated the President about the loss of lives, infrastructure, livelihoods, and crop damage caused by the floods.

Additionally, he raised concerns about the long-term impact of floods on food security, health, and the economy.

This is because due to heavy monsoon rains, many areas of Pakitan are hit by floods. Many people died owing to the floods. However, the issue related to flood victims at risk of getting water-borne diseases has added to the troubles faced by Pakistan.