Islamabad, February 16, 2020 (PPI-OT):Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations arrived this morning with his delegation on a three days visit to Pakistan (16-18 February 2020). This is his first visit to Pakistan as the Secretary-General of the United Nations. He has visited the country few times in past as well, including as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
During his stay in Islamabad on 16 – 17 Feb 2020, the Secretary-General will participate in an “International Conference on 40 Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity” and will deliver a keynote address. The Secretary-General will have bilateral meetings with the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan. He will also be meeting with the Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
The Secretary-General’s other engagements will include interactions and discussion sessions with the parliamentarians, youth, media, UN peacekeepers, refugees, children and many other dynamic people in Pakistan. He will deliver special talks on sustainable development, climate change, Youth, UN75 and UN peacekeeping.
The Secretary-General will also travel to Lahore and holy Gurdwara Kartarpur Saheb, where he shall be visiting some cultural and religious sites and will take part in cultural, youth and polio immunization activities. He will return to New York on 19 February 2020.
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