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UN chief to visit Pakistan from Feb 16

Islamabad: The United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres, will be visiting Pakistan from 16-19 February 2020.

The Secretary-General will participate in the “International Conference on 40 Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity” and will deliver a keynote address. The Secretary-General will call on the President and the Prime Minister.

He will also hold meeting with Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi. The Secretary-General’s other engagements will include interactions with parliamentarians, media and the youth. He will deliver special talks on themes of sustainable development, climate change and peacekeeping.

The Secretary-General will pay a visit to Lahore. He will also travel to the holy Gurdwara Kartarpur Saheb. During the visit, our leadership will share Pakistan’s perspective on all aspects of Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

The visit will be an opportunity to acknowledge Pakistan’s contribution to United Nations’ efforts in promotion and maintenance of international peace and security especially through our valiant soldiers serving as the UN peacekeepers.

The UN Secretary-General’s participation in the International Conference is a recognition of Pakistan’s exemplary compassion, generosity and resolve in hosting Afghan refugees for the past four decades and our efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Pakistan is an ardent supporter of the United Nations and has contributed significantly to the realization of United Nations’ objectives of peace and security and sustainable development in the world.

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