World leaders referred to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s continuing presence in the flood-affected areas of Pakistan as an “extraordinary gesture” on Monday during the 27th session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).
From November 6–18, Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, will host the COP27 summit, an event sponsored by the UN to discuss climate change and the need for sustainable solutions. International financial institutions, world leaders, and think tanks from throughout the world are attending.
The Egyptian president and COP27 chairperson Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi asked PM Shehbaz to co-chair the COP27 roundtable conference with the prime minister of Norway, and he left for Egypt yesterday.
Shehbaz, who spoke about the flood in Pakistan and the efforts done to help victims, reportedly became “the centre of attention” at the international climate change conference, according to a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office.
On the occasion of the summit, the premier had meetings with significant international leaders at the Sharm El-Sheikh International Congress Center.
Separate meetings with PM Shehbaz were held with the presidents of Indonesia, Iraq, and Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, Abdul Latif Rashid, and Joko Widodo.
PM Shehbaz also had a meeting with Najib Makati, the prime minister of Lebanon, according to the press release.
Shehbaz praised the president of Indonesia for the swift supply of edible oil to Pakistan and sent greetings to the government’s citizens and leaders.
With Tajikistan’s president, the prime minister also spoke about the dreadful consequences of climate change.
According to the PMO statement, foreign leaders expressed their grief for the destruction and deaths brought on by the recent floods in Pakistan.
While speaking to the world leaders, Shehbaz declared that “the entire world is affected by climate change and those collective efforts are necessary.”
He also expressed gratitude to the world community for helping Pakistan’s flood victims.
The press release said that at the conference, the world leaders also spoke on bilateral, regional, and world issues.