Pakistan PM to attend UNGA session next week

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/16 10:08:58

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi would lead his country's delegation to attend the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Monday, the Foreign Ministry said.

On the sidelines of the UNGA, the prime minister will hold bilateral meetings with a number of world leaders and Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, the ministry said in a statement on Friday.

This is Abbasi's first visit to New York since he assumed office as the prime minister after the country's top court removed his predecessor Nawaz Sharif over corruption charges in July.

The prime minister will address the Council on Foreign Relations and will interact with the US Pakistan Business Council. He will also have extensive interaction with the international media.

"Pakistan is a great advocate of multilateralism and the United Nations to promote collective responses to the multifaceted challenges of global peace, security and development," the Foreign Ministry said.

"We would continue our constructive role and engagement at the UN with a view to protecting and promoting our national interests, including on core issues such as Jammu & Kashmir, reform of the Security Council, counter-terrorism, human rights, peacekeeping, and a host of development and other matters," it said.

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