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  • US announces additional grant of $10mln under food security for Pakistan

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     Bilawal Bhutto and Antony Blinken File Photo Bilawal Bhutto and Antony Blinken

    Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said Pakistan seeks US assistance and cooperation in the climate change justice.

    Speaking at a joint press conference with his US counterpart Antony Blinken in Washington, he said Pakistan is facing a huge natural calamity and devastation which has affected millions of people across the country.

    He said Pakistan is among the ten countries worst affected by climate change.

    He said with the US cooperation, hundreds of projects of green revolution can be initiated.

    Foreign Minister said the contribution of Pakistan is below 0.8 % in green house gases emission.

    Speaking on the occasion, US secretary of State announced an additional grant of ten million dollars under the head of food security for Pakistan.

    He said United States have extended an amount of 55 million dollars so far for the assistance of flood affectees in Pakistan.

    He said America is standing with the flood victims in the hour of difficulty and will continue their help.

    Earlier, delegation level meeting held at State Department in which stock of enhanced bilateral engagement in trade, energy, food, health and areas of mutual interest and cooperation were discussed.

    The Foreign Minister thanked US side for continued support Pakistan following the devastating climate catastrophe in the country.

    Antony Blenkin, on the occasion said that the meeting was aimed to reaffirm our close partnership for economic prosperity, regional stability, and food security. He also emphasized continued support for flood relief, including nearly 56.5 million dollars in aid.