PM for wider regional and global cooperation to overcome Covid impacts .
Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday stressed upon wider regional and global cooperation to tackle the devastating health and socio-economic impacts.
PM for wider regional and global cooperation to overcome Covid impacts
He was referring to the negative impacts which Covid-19 pandemic caused.
The PM emphasized this, while making a virtual statement at the opening segment of 77th Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).
He further said Pakistan has shifted its focus from geo-politics to geo-economics.
However, he noted that efforts for recovery could not work in isolation.
The PM said Pakistan remains ready to join hands for win-win outcomes.
He said our success lies in cooperative multilateralism and partnerships.
Moreover, he stressed let Asia-Pacific take the lead.
Pakistan is willing to work with all members to advance our shared objectives.
The prime minister said the world remains in the midst of an unprecedented global crisis which the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed.
He further said that we have seen its devastating health and socio-economic impacts all around the world.
Besides, Asia and the Pacific also bearing the brunt.
The PM said that pre-existing vulnerabilities and inequalities have become even more acute.
Furthermore, we are now lagging further behind in achieving the SDGs than ever before.
He said over 100 million people will fall back into extreme poverty.