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Prime Minister Imran Khan reaches US to attend UNGA session

Prime Minister Imran Khan reaches US to attend UNGA session
September 21, 2019
NEW YORK (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday reached the United States on a week-long visit to attend the UN General Assembly session. On arrival, he was received by Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan Ambassador to US Dr Asad Majeed Khan and senior officials. He will deliver his address to the UN General Assembly on September 27 and share Pakistan's perspective and position on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and its current human rights and related dimensions. The prime minister will also avail the opportunity to articulate Pakistan's perspective on some key contemporary issues. Imran Khan will hold several bilateral meetings with his counterparts from various regions and participate in high-level UN summits on climate change, sustainable development, universal health coverage and financing for development. He will also attend and speak at high-level side events co-hosted by Pakistan and Turkey on countering hate speech and on environmental protection and poverty alleviation, co-hosted by Malaysia and Pakistan. A trilateral summit meeting of Pakistan, Malaysia and Turkey will be held on the General Assembly sidelines. Apart from these engagements, the Prime Minister will interact with cross-section of international media outlets including meetings with editorial boards. The prime minister's speaking engagements at leading think-tanks and meetings with heads of major international human rights organizations are also envisaged. Overall, the centrality of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute would be emphasized through myriad engagements. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will also attend and address important ministerial meetings, especially the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir. Adviser to PM on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and Zulfikar Bukhari are also accompanying him.