Kampala, 24 January 2024 (TDI): Ambassador Syed Haider Shah, the Additional Foreign Secretary (United Nations), delivered Pakistan’s national statement at the Third South Summit of the Group of 77 and China, held in Kampala, Uganda.
The Additional Foreign Secretary advised increased global collaboration, particularly among countries in the Global South, to progress sustainable development and fulfil the SDGs and established climate targets.
Additionally, he appealed to developed countries to deliver on their historical commitments and support the Global South in achieving the SDGs.
Syed Haider Shah conveyed his endorsement of the UN Secretary-General’s call for the provision of adequate financial resources for the recently operationalized Loss and Damage Fund.
Moreover, he underscored the need for G-77 and China to collectively work for a more just and equitable international order and reform the international financial architecture to make it more representative and responsive to the needs and priorities of developing countries.
In concluding remarks, he underlines the need for unity and solidarity among the developing countries to address the common contemporary challenges to global peace and development.
Pakistan’s National Statement Deliver at the NAM Summit
Amidst a world increasingly polarized by geopolitical rivalries, Additional Foreign Secretary (United Nations) Ambassador Syed Haider Shah reaffirmed Pakistan’s strong commitment to the Non-aligned Movement at the 19th NAM Summit in Kampala, Uganda.
Moreover, He outlined the nation’s ongoing support for peace, equality, cooperation, and the well-being of all.
Ambassador Haider Shah emphasized that the current multi-dimensional global challenges can only be overcome through effective global collaboration.
Pakistan adheres to the founding principles of NAM, he stated.
Additionally, he urged countries to ensure balanced and sustained socio-economic growth, particularly in developing countries.
Furthermore, the Additional Foreign Secretary called for an early resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.