Islamabad, January 16, 2020 (PPI-OT): Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held talks with the President of UN General Assembly, Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande in New York today. The two dignitaries discussed a range of issues including recent trends and developments at the global and regional levels. It was agreed that the United Nations remained an indispensable institution for advancing dialogue, cooperation and pursuing collective solutions to global challenges including poverty alleviation, access to education, agriculture, illicit financial flows, climate change and achievement of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Noting the convergence in the priorities being pursued by the General Assembly President and Pakistan Government’s “people-centric” socio-economic agenda, the Foreign Minister apprised Mr. Tijjani about the launch of landmark national programs by the Prime Minister such as Ehsaas (Compassion) Program on poverty alleviation and the Sehat Sahulat Program on universal health care.
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