UNGA president-elect’s visit to Pakistan postponed

UNGA president-elect’s visit to Pakistan postponed

New York (Web Desk): United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President-elect Volkan Bozkir’s upcoming visit to Pakistan has been postponed due to "technical flight problems".

“We had to postpone my visit to Pakistan, originally scheduled for 26-27 July, upon invitation by HE Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Sha Mahmood Qureshi, due to some technical flight problem,” Bozkir said in a tweet.

On June 21, Qureshi had congratulated Bozkir on his election as the president of the next session of the UN General Assembly.

“On behalf of the people and government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, I would like to extend my warm felicitation on your unanimous election by all member states as the President of the historic 75th Session of the UN General Assembly,” Qureshi said in a letter.

He said Bozkir’s unanimous election reflected the international community’s “trust and confidence” in his abilities to lead the UNGA “at this time of unprecedented global health and economic challenges.”