WHO Country Representative to Pakistan calls on FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD (HRNW) – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi reiterating the government’s commitment to improve the healthcare system in the country, on Wednesday expressed hope that the World Health Organization (WHO) would continue providing its valuable support and cooperation to Pakistan.

The Foreign Minister was talking to WHO Country Representative to Pakistan Dr Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala, who called on him here.

During the meeting, Dr Palitha presented his Credentials to the Foreign Minister as WHO Country Representative to Pakistan and briefed him on WHO’s key programmes and projects in Pakistan.

The WHO has now intensified cooperation in dealing with threats like the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Foreign Minister Qureshi felicitated Dr Palitha on his appointment as WHO’s Country Representative to Pakistan. He appreciated the consistent support provided by the WHO for improving healthcare system in Pakistan.

While expressing concern over rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world with severe global implications, the Foreign Minister briefed the Country Representative on the steps taken by the Government of Pakistan to prevent the outbreak.

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