Finance Minister reaffirms commitment to UN for promoting regional peace, security

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Islamabad: Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has lauded the role of United Nations’ agencies for promoting socio-economic development in Pakistan and extended his full cooperation and support.

Talking to Resident Coordinator in Pakistan, Julien Harneis in Islamabad on Thursday, the Finance Minister thanked Julien Harneis on continued support to Pakistan and showed keen interest in the areas shared by the UN.

He highlighted Pakistan’s contributions to various endeavors of the UN in the areas of peacekeeping, humanitarian rights, refugees protection and cooperation for sustainable development. He also reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to the United Nations for promoting peace, security, development and human rights.     Country Director WFP Chris Kaye, Secretary Finance and senior officers attended the meeting. During the courtesy call on, Julien Harneis briefed the Finance Minister on United Nations’ various interventions in diverse sectors in Pakistan and appreciated Pakistan’s constant support and assistance at local and global level.

He offered UN’s technical support in a number of areas including enhancing food production and yield, climate change, financing poverty alleviation.

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