PM Imran Khan attended the launching ceremony of the “Middle East Green Initiative Summit” in Riyadh on Monday.
Heads of state from around the world are participating in the MGI Summit. Among those in Riyadh other than Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, include Prime Minister of Morocco Aziz Akhannouch, and Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Boden.
Leaders from several of Saudi Arabia’s neighbouring countries are also in attendance, including Prime Minister of Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, Kuwaiti Crown Prince Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Crown Prince of Jordan Hussein bin Abdullah II.
Also in attendance is John Kerry, the first Special Presidential Envoy for Climate for the United States.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was given a warm welcome by Muhammad bin Salman at the Middle East Green Initiative Summit.
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Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had an important meeting with US President Biden’s Special Envoy John Kerry in Saudi Arabia in which Prime Minister Imran Khan said that there was a need to work globally against climate change.
He said that investment in climate mitigation in developing countries should be supported and technology sharing should be continued to tackle climate change.
PM Imran Khan shared his perspective with Sp Envoy on challenges faced by Pakistan & other developing countries due to climate change, highlighting Pakistan’s experience of launching nature-based solutions to address the environmental challenges, including the 10 BillionTreeTsunami project
Highlighting the priority attached by the government of Pakistan to Climate Change, the Prime Minister underscored the need to reinforce national as well as global emphasis against this existential threat.#APPNews pic.twitter.com/7s7rtbE8nl— APP 🇵🇰 (@appcsocialmedia) October 25, 2021
Addressing the Pakistan-Saudi Investment Forum in Riyadh, the premier spoke about Pakistan’s growth potential and highlighted the country’s youth and strategic location.
PM Imran Khan also highlighted the need for improving ties with India but cheekily said that after Pakistan’s emphatic win against the latter in the T20 World Cup it was “not a good time” for such a conversation.
“We have two of the biggest markets in the world neighbouring us, through Afghanistan we have [access] to Central Asian markets.
“We have excellent relations with China, but if somehow we improve our relationship with India — I know after last night’s thrashing by the Pakistan team in the cricket match, it’s not a very good time to talk about improving relations with India,” PM Imran Khan said.