World cannot save planet unless US, China work together: Bilawal

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WASHINGTON: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said the incumbent coalition government led by the PML-N took strict steps to restore the economy.

Pakistan seeks to further bolster its relationship with the US in future, said the foreign minister while speaking to Foreign Policy’s editor-in-chief in Washington.

Commenting on the flood victims, Bilawal said steps are being taken to rehabilitate them. Widespread flash floods have caused huge devastation in Pakistan, said the minister, hoping the international community will support the country at this critical time.

More than 33 million people were affected by the floods, the foreign minister said, adding that the flood-caused epidemic diseases had exacerbated the difficulties of the victims.

Reacting to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s remarks regarding seeking debt relief from China, Bilawal said its all-weather-friendly country, China, has always helped Pakistan in difficult times. Pakistan’s relations with China are multi-faceted, he said.

He said Islamabad has played the role of a bridge to bring China and the US closer. Unless the two countries work together, it will be difficult to cope with the ravages of climate change, he pointed out.