PM to address UNGA on Sept 23

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will address the 77th United Nations General Assembly on Sept 23 with his speech focusing on climate-induced catastrophic floods in the country, the Foreign Office said in a statement on Sunday.

According to the Foreign Office, PM Shehbaz will participate in the UNGA high-level debate in New York from September 19-23.

The premier’s speech at the UNGA will focus on challenges faced by Pakistan in wake of the recent climate-induced catastrophic floods in the country.

“The prime minister will outline concrete Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb will accompany the prime minister during his trip alongside other senior officials.

The PM’s participation in the UNGA Session was a manifestation of Pakistan’s abiding commitment to multilateralism, with the UN playing a central role in international affairs for promoting peace and prosperity worldwide.

This year’s General Assembly is particularly significant because this will be the first in-person summit of world leaders at the United Nations since 2019. The 2020 and 2021 sessions were converted into virtual meetings because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

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