UNGA President Maria Espinosa calls on FM Qureshi

UNGA President Maria Espinosa calls on FM Qureshi
Islamabad: President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday, said a statement issued by the Pakistan Foreign Office.

According to the statement, Qureshi and Espinosa in their meeting discussed global trends, multilateralism, the regional situation, the centrality of the UN and Security Council reform.

The foreign minister informed the president of the General Assembly about the situation of occupied Kashmir and shared his concern about India’s continued human rights atrocities in the region.

The two agreed that the UN is an indispensable platform to maintain peace and find solutions to the issues.

The UNGA president is expected to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi as well, along with representatives of the United Nations, civil society and women's rights organisations.

Espinosa will also address members of academia, think tanks and students.

This is the first visit by a president of the General Assembly to Pakistan in eight years and Espinosa‘s first visit to any country in Asia since assuming office.