UN General Assembly President to visit Pakistan next week

UN General Assembly President to visit Pakistan next week
New York: The UN General Assembly President, Maria Fernanda Espinosa will visit Pakistan from Friday next at the invitation of Pakistani government, UNGA president spokesperson confirmed.

UNGA President spokesperson Monica Grayley told the regular briefing at UN Headquarters in New York that this will be the first visit of the 193-member Assembly’s president to the Asia-Pacific region since she took office in September last.

She said that the President of the General Assembly looks forward to strengthening the ties between Pakistan and the UN, promoting multilateralism and continuing her work with the country on the priorities for the 73rd Session of the General Assembly.

During her five-day visit, the president will meet with meet President Dr. Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, as well as representatives of the UN and of civil society.

Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Maleeha Lodhi tweeted about the visit. “Met today with President of the UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa to finalise details of her visit next week to Pakistan. It will be the first visit by any PGA to Pakistan in eight years. Also Ms Espinosa’s first visit to any country in Asia since her assumption of office.”