Published On: Wed, Oct 1st, 2014
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PM Nawaz meets Ban ki-moon, Gordon Brown in New York

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NEW YORK: Prime Minister of Pakistan Mohammad Nawaz Sharif met the United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon and UN Special Envoy for Education Gordon Brown.

PM Nawaz Sharif met UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon in New York and discussed the regional and international affairs.

Pakistani premier also met Gordon Brown in which he discussed promoting literacy in Pakistan alongwith different educational affairs of the country with the UN envoy for education.

The Prime Minister told that his Government had sincerely embarked on negotiation process with India for peaceful resolution of all disputes. He expressed dismay over the cancellation of the foreign secretary-level talks by India which was setback to the dialogue process.

He hoped that the Indian leadership would resume the dialogue process without any delay in the interest of peace and prosperity in the region.

Nawaz Sharif apprised the secretary general of his government’s current efforts to flush out terrorists and dismantle their networks. The ongoing military operation against terrorists has disrupted their command and control system, he said. He said the government had zero tolerance for terrorism and was determined to root out terrorist forces once and for all.

The two leaders welcomed the completion of electoral process in Afghanistan and the agreement over the appointment of the new President and Chief Executive. The Prime Minister expressed his readiness to work with the new government in Afghanistan for peace and development in the region.

Welcoming the Prime Minister, the Secretary General fondly recalled his visit to Islamabad in August last year and his participation in the Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan.

The Secretary General expressed his concern over the loss of lives and devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan.

The Prime Minister briefed the Secretary-General on the efforts undertaken by his Government to provide relief to the flood victims in the affected areas.

It should be noted that PM Nawaz Sharif is in New York where he will address a session of the UN General Assembly.


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