Pakistani FM Bilawal Bhutto arrives in US for an important tour

Pakistani FM Bilawal Bhutto arrives in US for an important tour

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari arrived in the United States on Tuesday on a week-long visit.

According to Pakistan's Foreign Office, the visit includes bilateral and multilateral engagements in New York and Washington.

Since taking office earlier this year, Bilawal has said he would like to pivot away from a single-issue transactional relationship with the United States as he seeks to repair frayed ties with Washington.

Relations had reached a low during the tenure of former PM Imran Khan who antagonized the United States throughout his tenure.

“Foreign Minister Pakistan Bilawal Bhutto Zardari arrives NewYork to host special G77 And China Ministerial Meeting at the United Nations Headquarters,” the foreign office said in a statement.

On December 15-16 in New York, the foreign minister will host and chair the Ministerial Conference of the G-77 and China, the largest negotiating bloc of developing countries within the UN system.

“Agenda of the Conference includes discussion on multiple challenges facing the developing countries in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the face of COVID-19 pandemic, climate-induced disasters and geopolitical developments,” the foreign office statement said on Monday.