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PM Shehbaz arrives in Doha to attend UN conference on LDCs

  • Premier says will share Pakistan’s perspective on the socio-economic challenges facing LDCs in Asia and Africa
Published March 5, 2023

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday morning reached Qatar’s capital Doha on a two-day visit to attend the 5th United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

“Just reached Doha, Qatar on the invitation of my brother HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar to attend the 5th UN conference on LDCs,” he tweeted upon his arrival in Doha.

The premier said he will “share Pakistan’s perspective on the socio-economic challenges facing LDCs in Asia and Africa”.

He further said that LDCs have been “badly affected by climate change, post-pandemic and geo-strategic disruption in food and energy supply chains.”

The premier said global events had left the developing countries vulnerable.

“LDCs will be better served by putting welfare at the centre of public policy,” Shehbaz stressed.

The Conference, being held from 5-9 March 2023, will consider steps for accelerating sustainable development in the Least Developed Countries, helping them make progress on the road to prosperity.

At the Conference, the leaders will mobilise additional international support measures and action in favour of LDCs and agree on a renewed partnership between LDCs and their development partners.

In Doha, according to the Foreign Office statement, the Prime Minister will hold bilateral meetings and interactions with participating leaders and heads of delegations on the sidelines of the Conference.

“Pakistan has been playing a leading role at UN platforms to amplify the collective voice of the Global South to promote sustainable development worldwide,” the FO stated.

During 2022, it added that in its capacity as Chair of the Group of 77 and China, Pakistan actively supported the efforts of the LDC Chair and Qatar in securing the adoption of the Doha Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries by consensus and its endorsement by the UN General Assembly.

It added that the Prime Minister’s participation in the Conference will signify Pakistan’s support and solidarity with the Least Developed Countries, in their quest for social progress and economic prosperity.

“Pakistan supports reinvigorated global partnerships based on effective means of implementation, including within the framework of South-South Cooperation, to pursue the UN 2030 Development Agenda and the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” it added.


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Joe Mar 05, 2023 12:46pm
The clowns continue to clown around the world as country nears economic meltdown...a matter of shame for their sponsors!
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Pakistani1 Mar 05, 2023 01:32pm
Pakistan has had enough of foreign trips by the elite. How about PM takes practical actions to reduce expenses including less foreign trips, cut down size of cabinet and advisors, reduce non cash benefits of parliamentarians, judiciary, security forces and bureaucracy?
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Hwkeye Mar 05, 2023 02:21pm
The corrupt elite are the biggest threat to the country.
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Shiteistan Mar 05, 2023 02:58pm
Pakis should be ashamed to be classified as LDC and this idiot lands there and announces he is proud to be there. The Qatari's have prohibited the open display of begging bowls otherwise this corrupt guy would have had one around his neck.
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Tulukan Mairandi Mar 05, 2023 04:35pm
India hosting G20 and attends G7. Pakistan is attending least developed countries forum. Amazing
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Sajida Wasim Mar 05, 2023 05:21pm
@Shiteistan, Pakistan is not an LDC. He should know that Asia (9): Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Nepal, Timor-Leste and Yemen
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Tuluka thevidya Mar 05, 2023 07:18pm
@Tulukan Mairandi, yes well said
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Tulukan Mairandi Mar 05, 2023 07:41pm
Sheikh Tamim inviting least developed country Pakistan for LDC forum. PM proudly attends. Are Pakistanis proud?
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Yousaf Hyat Mar 05, 2023 09:54pm
Daily 3 flights to Doha and you hop on a private jet ?? What austerity measures are they talking about. So cruel and difunctional.
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