ISLAMABAD, May 7 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday held a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari from Nigeria, and highlighted the extraordinary challenges faced by developing countries to save lives from COVID-19 and fight poverty and hunger .
In this context, the prime minister highlighted his call for “Global Initiatives for the Elimination of Debt” for developing countries. President Buhari expressed support for this initiative.
The two leaders agreed that the two sides would work together in New York with the UN Secretary General and other countries and partners who were interested in advancing the common goals.
While noticing the encouraging response of the UN, IMF, World Bank and other stakeholders, the prime minister underlined the need
additional steps and resources essential for regeneration of growth and livelihoods.
The two leaders discussed issues of mutual interest including the unprecedented socio-economic challenges arising from the coronavirus pandemic. They agreed that Pakistan and Nigeria faced similar conditions.
The prime minister expressed Pakistan’s solidarity with the Government and the people of Nigeria, and praised their effective steps to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The prime minister also highlighted the steps taken to curb the spread of the corona virus in Pakistan.
Expressing satisfaction at the current level of cooperation, the prime minister reiterated his commitment to further deepen bilateral relations with Nigeria, particularly in the field of trade and economy, in the context of Pakistan’s “Engage Africa” Initiative.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also conveyed a warm invitation to President Buhari to visit Pakistan as soon as possible.
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