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Pakistani Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif meets with President Joe Biden at the World Leaders’ Reception in New York

New York, September 23: Pakistani Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif met with US President Joe Biden at a reception for world leaders attending the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. Shebaz Sharif, along with other world leaders, was invited to a reception by the President of the United States, the Express Tribune reported.

This is the first exchange between Biden and the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Since his election, Mr Biden has reportedly not spoken to then-Prime Minister Imran Khan or his successor. Pakistani Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif is likely to meet with President Joe Biden during his visit to the United Nations General Assembly, the report says.

Despite being informal, the meeting is important given the fact that the Biden administration largely ignored Pakistan during Imran Khan’s tenure. However, since the change of government, there have been various engagements between the two countries.

Earlier, in his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Biden made a hot pitch to expand aid to Pakistan, where floods have wreaked havoc. In his speech, he announced over his $2.9 billion in new aid to address the world’s food insecurity. This builds on his $6.9 billion in aid from the US government to support global food security committed already this year.

Earlier this month, a senior adviser to the US Secretary of State visited Pakistan, and the Biden administration also approved a $450 million sale of F-16 equipment to Pakistan.

(The above article first appeared on LatestLY on September 23, 2022 at 9:38 PM (IST). For news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, please visit our website Please log on to the site. latest.com).

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