Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

05/10/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/10/2024 08:31

PR No. 99 PRESS RELEASE Minister of Ecology of Azerbaijan calls on the Prime Minister

The Minister of Ecology & Natural Resources of Azerbaijan, H.E. Mukhtar Babayev, called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif at the Prime Minister House this afternoon. The Azeri Minister handed over an invitation letter to the Prime Minister from H.E. Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, to participate in the COP-29 meeting to be held in Baku in November 2024. The Prime Minister thanked the President of Azerbaijan for the warm invitation and congratulated him and the Azeri people on Baku's selection to host COP-29, the most important gathering of world leaders this year to deliberate upon the challenges posed by climate change. The Prime Minister said that Pakistan was one of the most vulnerable countries that had borne the adverse impact of climate change in recent years, including the catastrophic floods of 2022. He stressed on the need for urgent action to enhance climate resilience. In this regard, he assured Azerbaijan of Pakistan's full support and cooperation in ensuring the success of COP-29. While accepting the invitation, the Prime Minister said he looked forward to participating in COP-29 where he would also have the opportunity to have detailed discussion with President Ilham Aliyev on the bilateral relationship, particularly to enhance bilateral trade and investment. The Prime Minister also reiterated his invitation to President Aliyev to undertake an official visit Pakistan. The Azeri Minister thanked the Prime Minister for receiving him and offering Pakistan's support for the successful organization of the COP-29. He said the Azeri side would work closely with Pakistan to set an agenda that suitably reflects the needs of climate vulnerable countries.