Thursday, December 8, 2022
News

Biden 'determined' to continue helping flood-ravaged Pakistan

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

New York | Saturday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
US President Joe Biden, in a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, expressed his determination to continue extending support to the people affected by floods in Pakistan, media reports said.

The two leaders met at a reception for world leaders participating in the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Express Tribune reported.

During the meeting, Biden expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of several lives due to the devastating floods in Pakistan and also sympathised with the affected families, the report said.

According to an official statement, Sharif expressed his gratitude to the US President for his condolences and sympathy.

The premier also thanked Biden for supporting Pakistan and for urging the international community to help the flood victims.

Sharif also thanked the US government and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) chief for her visit to Pakistan and offered his gratitude for sending aid for the flood-affected people.

Sharif, along with other world leaders, was invited to the reception by the US President.

This was the first interaction between Biden and Sharif. Since being elected as the US president, Biden had not spoken to either former Prime Minister Imran Khan or his successor Sharif.

Despite being informal, the meeting is significant given the fact that the Biden administration during Imran's government largely ignored Pakistan, Express Tribune reported.

However, since the change of government, there has been a flurry of engagements between the two countries.

Earlier, in his address to the UN General Assembly, Biden made a fervent pitch for extending help to Pakistan where floods had caused huge devastation.

--IANS san/arm

( 280 Words)

2022-09-23-23:00:03 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Artificial Intelligence: The future is h...
China's COVID protests highlight need to...
As India assumes G20 presidency, PM Modi...
Australia, US vow to increase cooperatio...
Musk says fired Twitter counsel over con...
India voices concern over global food se...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
MCD poll results: BJP leads over AAP in ...
Kerala govt appoints Mallika Sarabhai as...
India receiving G20 Presidency is a huge...
Delegation of Eastern Nagaland Peoples' ...
As Delhi witnesses 'too close to call' c...
Opposition leaders' meeting underway in ...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
BWF World Tour Finals: HS Prannoy l... 
Former BPCL head Arun Kumar Singh a... 
SC to examine plea for extend reser... 
Raj Thackeray asks Bommai to 'shut ... 
Extreme heat waves may break human ... 
Pawan Kalyan ready for electoral ba... 
Plantation on another 2L hectares i... 
RBI's inflation control measures tu...