Foreign Minister (FM) Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari reached New York on Tuesday on his first official visit to the United States (US).

The foreign minister has gone for a three-day official visit to attend a global food security meeting at the invitation of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

According to the Foreign Office (FO), Bilawal will have other important engagements today (Wednesday) including a bilateral meeting with Blinken.

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The FM will also participate in an open discussion at a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting. He is likely to meet the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the president of the UNSC.

Bilawal was received by the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Ambassador Munir Akram and Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Masood Khan.

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As per FO, the meetings will bring together a regionally diverse group of countries, including those most affected by food insecurity and those in a position to take action to address it. Bilawal will highlight Pakistan’s perspective and policy priorities in the two meetings. 

“Pakistan will continue to play a proactive role in supporting international efforts to advance the shared objectives of a peaceful and stable world – free of conflict, poverty and hunger,” said the foreign office.