Bilawal Meets Blinken Trying to Reset Ties With US; Unlike India Promises to Meet Help with Food Security Issues
NEW YORK, NY (ANI) – Pakistan’s recently appointed Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met his US counterpart Secretary of State Antony Blinken on May 18 here and discussed strengthening of economic ties and trade between the two countries besides food security.
Blinken expressed gratefulness on Pakistan’s participation in the “Global Food Security – Call to Action”.
“We are aware that recent geopolitical events have indeed aggravated the situation, and countries like Pakistan have already been facing challenges in food security, water security, energy insecurity because of a whole host of issues ranging from climate change to issues in our neighborhood. So, this initiative is most welcome and most important,” Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto said.
“I also look forward to the opportunity to increasing engagement between Pakistan and the United States, working with yourself and your administration to improve trade relations between Pakistan and the United States and create opportunities for American investors, and Pakistani investors, and Pakistani businessmen, and American entrepreneurs to work together,” he added.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Bhutto will “beg” for money from Blinken during the visit so that he (Imran Khan) could not come back to power in Pakistan.
Imran Khan said that Bilawal cannot dare to upset Blinken as later knows where Bilawal and his father Asif Ali Zardari have hidden their money across the globe.
Bhutto’s trip to the US is expected to last till May 19, after which he will travel to China, for a two-day visit on May 19-20.
Earlier, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a telephonic conversation with Bhutto. The phone call to the Pakistan Foreign Minister was the first contact between the foreign ministers of the two countries in quite a while.