Friday, September 30, 2022

PM, Nigerian president exchange views on COVID-19 situation

PM, Nigerian president exchange views on COVID-19 situation
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday exchanged views on coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and bilateral relations. The two leaders discussed matters of mutual interest including the unprecedented socio-economic challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic during the telephonic conversations. They agreed that Pakistan and Nigeria faced similar circumstances. During the telephone call, the prime minister reiterated his commitment to further deepen bilateral relations with Nigeria, particularly in trade and economic domains, in the context of Pakistan's "Engage Africa" Initiative. PM Khan also highlighted the steps taken to contain the spread of coronavirus in Pakistan. He highlighted exceptional challenge faced by developing countries to save lives from COVID-19 as well fighting poverty and hunger. While noting encouraging response from the UN, IMF, the World Bank and other stakeholders, the prime minister underscored the need for additional measures and resources for regenerating growth and livelihoods. The two leaders agreed that both sides would work closely in New York alongside the UN Secretary-General and other interested countries and partners to advance the shared goals.