PM Imran Khan to virtually address UNGA's session on September 24

The Nation  |  Sep 20, 2021

Prime Minister Imran Khan will virtually address, 76th session of UN General Assembly (UNGA), the world’s biggest diplomatic gathering, on September 24.

This was stated by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Munir Akram. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Munir Akram said Pakistan will actively participate in the General Assembly session.

The ambassador said throughout the session, Pakistan will draw the world’s attention to the human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir, the imperative to stabilize Afghanistan, the need to combat Islamophobia and counter disinformation, being propagated by India, and to address the economic challenges confronting developing countries.

He went on to say that Pakistan’s policy statement, to be delivered by Prime Minister Khan, is expected to convey Islamabad’s views on the major global economic and political issues.

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He added by revealing that Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will participate in person in several events being held during the Assembly’s high level week including a meeting of the OIC Working Group on Jammu and Kashmir, a Ministerial meeting of the Uniting for Consensus group on Security Council reform, and a high level meeting on Energy.

He went on to add that the Foreign Minister will also hold a number of bilateral meetings with his counterparts and the UNSG, address think tanks and interact with Pakistani community, businessmen and media.

It is pertinent to note that United Nations General Assembly’s 67th session to be held in hybrid mode is starting on Tuesday in New York.

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