UN chief in Islamabad to attend conference on Afghan refugees

UN chief in Islamabad to attend conference on Afghan refugees

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday arrived in Islamabad to attend the international conference on Afghan refugees.


Upon his arrival at Nur Khan Airbase — his first official visit to Pakistan as the UN chief — Guterres was received by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram as well as senior officials of the Foreign Office and United Nations in Pakistan.

Guterres said in a tweet ahead of his arrival, "Pakistan is one of the most consistent and reliable contributors to UN peacekeeping efforts around the world.” "I am travelling to Pakistan, where I plan to express my gratitude to the people #ServingForPeace." He added.

The two-day conference titled “40 Years of Afghan Refugees Presence in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity” will be held in Islamabad. The UN chief who is on his first visit to the country since assuming office will address the conference.