PM arrives in New York to attend UNGA session

NNR/Zahid/Abdul Rehman/Abid- September 21, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in New York on a weeklong visit to attend the UN General Assembly session.

On arrivalm he was received by Pakistan’s Un Prmanent representative to UN Maleha Lodhi, Pakistan Ambassador to US and Senior Officials. He will deliver his address to the UN General Assembly on 27th of this month and share Pakistan’s perspective and position on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and its current human rights and related dimensions.

The Prime Minister will also avail the opportunity to articulate Pakistan’s perspective on some key contemporary issues.

Imran Khan will hold several bilateral meetings with his counterparts from various regions and participate in high-level UN summits on climate change, sustainable development, universal health coverage and financing for development.

He will also attend and speak at high-level side events co-hosted by Pakistan and Turkey on countering hate speech and on environmental protection and poverty alleviation, co-hosted by Malaysia and Pakistan.

A trilateral summit meeting of Pakistan, Malaysia and Turkey will be held on the General Assembly sidelines.

Apart from these engagements, the Prime Minister will interact with cross-section of international media outlets including meetings with editorial boards.

The Prime Minister’s speaking engagements at leading think-tanks and meetings with heads of major international human rights organizations are also envisaged.

Overall, the centrality of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute would be emphasized through myriad engagements.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will also attend and address important Ministerial meetings, especially the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir.

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