New York, 23 September 2022 (TDI): Pakistan participated in several meetings on 22 September on the sidelines of the 77th UNGA Session.

These include the OIC CFM Annual Coordination meeting, and Pakistani officials’ interactions with UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and the Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdullah Shahid.

OIC CFM Annual Coordination Meeting

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari chaired the Annual Coordination Meeting (ACM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Foreign Ministers.

The meeting was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on the sidelines of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly.

Foreign Ministers had discussed a range of issues confronting the Muslim world. These include Palestine, Kashmir, Islamophobia, and Afghanistan. They also discussed ways how to further strengthen the cooperation between OIC member states.

Meeting with UN Secretary-General

Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif met the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the UNGA session.

On the occasion, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs were also present.

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Bilateral Meeting with Maldives

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto also met Foreign Minister of Maldives Abdullah Shahid on the sidelines of the 77th session of UNGA.

Bilawal Bhutto stated that he had fruitful exchanges on global & regional matters. In addition, the leaders also discussed enhancing bilateral and multilateral cooperation, particularly on human rights & climate change.

Luncheon on Doha Program of Action (POA)

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, Hina Rabbani Khar attended the High-Level Luncheon on the Doha Program of Action (POA) for LDCs. It was hosted by Malawi, Qatar, and United Nations.

State Minister Hina Khar called for real action on the ground to address the Climate Change crisis affecting LDCs and Developing Countries like Pakistan disproportionately.