GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT HEADS TO PAKISTAN
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 11 January 2019 – The President of the General Assembly will travel to Pakistan from the 18 to 22 January at the invitation of the Government of Pakistan. This will be the first official visit to the Asia-Pacific region by the President of the UN General Assembly since Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa took office in September.
The PGA said that she is: “Looking forward to strengthening the ties between Pakistan and the UN, promoting multilateralism and continuing my work with Pakistan on the priorities for the 73rd Session of the GA”.
She will meet with Prime Minister H.E. Imran Khan and the country’s President H.E. Arif Alvi, H.E., Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, as well as representatives of the UN and of civil society and women’s organisations. Ms. Espinosa’s delegation includes her Chef de Cabinet, a senior adviser, a communications specialist, a co-ordination officer and her personal assistant. Travel costs are being covered by Pakistan and by the regular budget of the PGA’s Office.
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