Prime Minister and Bill Gates discuss joint action on COVID19 and polio besides climate change.
The PM and Bill Gates, Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation held a telephonic conversation on Wednesday.
Prime Minister and Bill Gates discuss joint action on COVID19
They discussed matters including COVID-19 response, polio eradication and climate change.
Furthermore, they agreed to continue working together on the shared objectives.
Both sides also agreed on the importance of urgently stopping the spread of coronavirus, polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases in Pakistan.
The Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the work of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for fighting poverty, combating COVID-19 pandemic and inequalities around the world.
He recalled his recent letter addressed to Bill Gates on climate change.
The PM apprised him about Pakistan’s flagship initiatives including the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami.
He commended the Gates Foundation’s strong advocacy to promote equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine.
Moreover, he underscored the importance of equitable, timely, and scaled delivery doses to low-income countries.
Imran Khan also reaffirmed that eradication of polio remained a key priority of the government.
He shared with him on ongoing efforts to intensify the anti-polio campaign across the country despite COVID-19 related challenges.
He affirmed his commitment to strengthening efforts nationwide to achieve a polio-free Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Bill Gates acknowledged Pakistan’s commitment to address climate change.
Besides, he agreed that the world must come together to face this global challenge.