US invites Pakistan to virtual climate change summit

ISLAMABAD - The US administration by reviewing its earlier decision of not inviting Pakistan, has now extended invitation to Pakistan to participate in the virtual global climate summit scheduled for April 22, 2021.

Credible sources said Pakistan had expressed its reservation over the earlier US decision in which Pakistan was not invited and had made it clear that Pakistan was also among the most suffered countries in South Asia on the climate change index, and had taken steps for improvement of the climate affects.

According to credible government sources, the Foreign Office has informed the Prime Minister Office about the revised US decision. In this regard, PM Imran Khan after receiving the message from the Foreign Office, has directed his Adviser on Climate Change Ameen Aslam to represent Pakistan in the virtual climate summit and effectively present Pakistan story at the summit.

Last month, US President Joe Biden had announced holding of a virtual global climate summit but ignored Pakistan while Bangladesh and India were among the invitees.

The Foreign Office was instructed to reach out to concerned quarters in Washington, including White House to share Pakistan’s successful stories and narrative on climate change, and initiatives taken by the present government to improve climate conditions.

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