Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said despite limited resources, Pakistan was able to position itself as a hub for medical treatment and services in the region.
“Pakistan had low resources, but due to hard work by the professional medical teams, it managed the pandemic in a better way and earned international prestige,” Bilawal said while addressing the Convocation ceremony of Fazaia Medical College in Islamabad .
He said Pakistan handled COVID-19 in a far better way than its neighboring countries including India.
Bilawal said we have worked day and night towards the betterment of Pakistan's relations with all international partners.
The Foreign Minister said it is a matter of great satisfaction that despite enormous challenges faced by Pakistan at domestic and international fronts, we have advanced foreign policy interests of Pakistan. He said the recent achievements on diplomatic front include exit from FATF grey list. He said Pakistan also played a key role in creating the loss and damage fund at COP 27 for countries impacted by climate change related calamities.
The Foreign Minister said the success of our policy was also evident in the International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan held in Geneva where the international community stood shoulder to shoulder with Pakistan. He said this conference was also a befitting response to those who threaten us of isolation.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said the government looks forward to partnering with the international community to build a Climate Resilient Pakistan.
The Foreign Minister was also appreciative of all branches of the armed forces for providing medical relief during natural disasters. He said their participation in disaster relief operations is well acknowledged internationally and is a valuable means of public diplomacy for Pakistan.