PM Imran to focus on Kashmir, Afghanistan in his UNGA address on Sept 24

PM Imran to focus on Kashmir, Afghanistan in his UNGA address on Sept 24

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan will virtually address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session, outlining Pakistan’s perspective on key global and regional issues, the Foreign Office (FO) said on Monday.

The 76th Session of the UNGA is beginning in New York from Tuesday.

This year's theme is "Building resilience through hope, to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainability, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalize the United Nations".

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi left for New York on Monday to attend the UNGA session.

In a statement, FO Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said that during the visit, the foreign minister, will participate in various high-level meetings and side events, and deliver a Talk at the Council on Foreign Relations.

FM Qureshi will hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts and the UN leadership.

He will also interact with a cross-section of international media and meet the dynamic Pakistani-American community.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan’s policy address and FM Qureshi’s visit to New York will serve to enhance Pakistan’s diplomatic outreach and engagement with its international partners and key institutions,” Asim Iftikhar said.

The FO spokesperson said that Pakistan has always played an active and constructive role in the UN framework and supported the Organisation in effective discharge of its mandates for addressing various regional and global issues as well as contemporary challenges.