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US Envoy Blome calls on Sherry Rehman

ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador, Donald Armin Blome on Thursday paid a courtesy call on the Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman.

The Federal Minister congratulated the Ambassador on assumption of his office and expressed the desire to continue working together for tackling climate change issues, said a news release.

The Federal Minister expressed her concern over Pakistan’s vulnerability to climate change, and the growing problem of “unprecedented” climate issues like severe heatwaves and the ongoing monsoon rains, that have resulted in floods throughout the country.

She said that the floods have resulted in many casualties in both Balochistan and Sindh.

The worst is that the country still needs to brace for another monsoon rain spell in the next month.

While talking about future Pakistan-US cooperation on climate, the Federal Minister remarked that Pak-US Climate and Environment Group must be made functional before COP 27 so that unfulfilled multilateral pledges can be actualized.

The conversation also covered various areas of collaboration in the fields of technology, science and education.

Apprising Blome on the NDCs, the Minister discussed taking the climate cooperation forward between the two countries in continuation of the Minister Sherry Rehman’s recent Skype call with U.S. Special Presidential E for Climate, John Kerry. | YouTube Channel

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.

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