Islamabad :(NNI) The U.S. Congress can play an important role in helping vulnerable countries deal with climate crisis, noted the Minister of State Hina Rabbani Khar in her meeting with US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in Washington DC today.
The Minister of State apprised the Congresswoman of the widespread devastation caused by the climate-induced floods in Pakistan. She appreciated the timely assistance already provided by the U.S. government, noting that additional support from the U.S. and the international community would be required to help Pakistan build back better, greener and in a resilient manner. She said that despite being one of the lowest emitters of greenhouse gases, Pakistan was facing the major brunt of the climate change. She emphasized that the international community must equitably share the burden of climate crisis as it was a global challenge requiring a global response and collective action.
Congresswoman Omar expressed sympathy on the loss of life and destruction caused by the unprecedented floods. She assured her support for provision of more assistance to Pakistan to cope with the devastating floods.
Both sides also discussed the need for sustained engagement in diverse areas including agriculture and climate change.NNI