UN / PAKISTAN PRESSER

19-May-2022 00:02:12
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said that his country is facing “a real threat of food insecurity, water insecurity and energy insecurity that has obviously been exacerbated by recent geopolitical development. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / PAKISTAN PRESSER
TRT: 2:12
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS
DATELINE: 19 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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19 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Pakistan:
“Pakistan has a real threat of food insecurity, water insecurity and energy insecurity that has obviously been exacerbated by recent geopolitical development. As you all know, as a result of the COVID pandemic and the climate crisis and economic situations across the world, these issues are far more endemic than that and from problematic than that.”
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Pakistan:
“Pakistan is one of the most climate stressed countries at the moment. My home province of Sindh is seeing a particularly harsh heatwave, all of Pakistan is currently declared a drought, we are seeing temperatures in April that we're not used to seeing until the peak heat of the summer.”
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7. SOUNDBITE (English) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Pakistan:
“With the combination of climate stress and the sort of COVID lockdown and supply chain issues, we face a serious threat from food security. And in addition to that, we relied heavily on Ukraine for the import of wheat and, fertilizer.”
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9. SOUNDBITE (English) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Pakistan:
“As far as the conferences and the meetings that have been held here, the call to action as a result of yesterday's ministerial meetings, it will help us and other developing countries in addressing the sort of imminent crisis of food security, but for short, medium and long term measures, we feel we need a far more contract comprehensive approach that also focuses on conflict resolution on dialogue, diplomacy and the pursuit of peace.”
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STORYLINE
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said that his country is facing “a real threat of food insecurity, water insecurity and energy insecurity that has obviously been exacerbated by recent geopolitical development.”

Following a Security Council meeting in New York, Zardari told journalists in New York on Thursday (19 May) that “as a result of the COVID pandemic and the climate crisis and economic situations across the world, these issues are far more endemic than that and from problematic than that.”

The Minister noted that “Pakistan is one of the most climate stressed countries at the moment” and all of Pakistan is currently declared to be in a situation of drought, with temperatures in April that used to only be seen in the peak heat of the summer.

Zardari also noted that Pakistan relies heavily on Ukraine for the import of wheat and fertilizer.

On Wednesday, the UN hosted a Global Food Security Call to Action meeting of foreign ministers from approximately 30 regionally diverse countries to review the urgent humanitarian and development needs and then identify steps to address global food security, nutrition, and resilience.

Zardari said the meeting would help Pakistan and other developing countries “in addressing the sort of imminent crisis of food security”, but for short, medium and long term the world needs “a far more comprehensive approach that also focuses on conflict resolution on dialogue, diplomacy and the pursuit of peace.”
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