UN Secretary-General to reach Pakistan on four days visit

By Atta Ur Rehman Khan - Web Editor & Columnist

16th February, 2020

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres will arrive Pakistan on four days official visit.

According to the details, the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio will attend the International Conference on Afghan refugees.

The conference will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan and will be attended by the delegates of 20 countries.

The conference will be held on 17th and 18th February in Islamabad titled as “40 years of Afghan Refugees Presence in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity”.

Throughout his four days stay in Pakistan, the UN Secretary-General will call on the President and the Prime Minister.

He will also hold a meeting with Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi. During these meetings, Pakistan’s perspective on all aspects of Jammu and Kashmir dispute will be shared with the UN Secretary-General.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is co-hosting the event. UN authorities will also attend the conference.

Apart from that, representatives from multilateral development banks, refugee agencies, and Non-Government Organizations will also take part in the event.

A Foreign Office Spokesperson informed in Islamabad, “The conference will be held at an important juncture as efforts to consolidate peace in Afghanistan are making progress,”

The Secretary-General’s other engagements 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. A trip to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib is also part of his official trip.


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