ISLAMABAD: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Maria Fernanda Espinosa has reached Pakistan on Friday.
According to reports, the meeting between Maria Fernanda Espinosa and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is currently underway
During her stay in Islamabad, she will meet President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and representatives of the UN and civil society.
It will be the first visit of the General Assembly’s president to the Asia-Pacific region since she took office last year in September.
Apart from official engagements, the UNGA president will also meet members of the Women Parliamentary Caucus, Chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and visit Pakistan’s Peacekeeping Training Center.
Espionosa will also address members of academia, think tanks and students. This will be the second visit by an UN General Assembly president since 2010. Her delegation includes Chef de Cabinet, a senior advisor, a communication specialist, her coordination officer and her personal assistant.
Espinosa is the only fourth female President of the UN General Assembly in its 73-year history.
“The President of the General Assembly looks forward to strengthening the ties between Pakistan and the UN, promoting multilateralism and continuing her work with Pakistan on the priorities for the 73rd Session of the General Assembly,” Pakistan’s envoy to UN Maleeha Lodhi had said while speaking to reporters in New York.
ISLAMABAD: President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa will reach Pakistan on a five-day visit today.
According to details, this will be the first visit by a president of UNGA to Pakistan in eight years and the first visit for Espinosa to any country in Asia since assuming office.
Maria Fernanda Espinosa will meet President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi as well as the representatives of the UN and of civil society during her five-day visit.
She is also expected to meet members of the Women Parliamentary Caucus, chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme and visit Pakistan’s Peacekeeping Training Centre.
Espinosa will also address members of academia, think tanks and students.