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Imran Khan, Prince Charles discuss climate change, COVID-19

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meet with Imran Khan (Photo by Anthony Devlin – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

By: Sarwar Alam

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan and UK’s prince Charles on Thursday (3) spoke over phone and reaffirmed the close bond between the two commonwealth nations as they discussed various issues, including climate change and COVID-19.

The prince of Wales and prime minister Khan agreed on the need for greater global co-operation in dealing with shared global challenges, especially on climate change and protecting the environment, the British High Commission said in a statement.

The UK is hosting COP26 (Climate Change Conference) next year and prince Charles welcomed Pakistan’s resolve to tackle the threat of climate change, reaffirming the UK’s support for increased use of renewable energy in Pakistan.

“They reaffirmed the close and unique bonds between the two commonwealth nations including how the UK and Pakistan show the best of international friendship,” it said.

Prince Charles, during the call, also condoled the deaths due to COVID-19 in Pakistan, the statement said.

Pakistan has reported 8,205 deaths due to COVID-19.

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