The UN Chief addresses a joint press conference with FM Qureshi

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres held a joint press conference with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, reported ARY News.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived in Islamabad on Sunday to attend an international conference on Afghan refugees.

Upon arrival at Nur Khan air base, he was received by the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Munir Akram and senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations in Pakistan.

During his four-day stay, the UN Secretary General will call the President and the Prime Minister.

The conference is held in collaboration with the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). The delegations of Afghanistan and Iran will also attend the Afghan refugee conference.

Early in the day, the UN secretary general met with refugees from Afghanistan, Yemen and Tajikistan during an event in Islamabad. The refugees shared their experience in the education, business and skills development sectors with the UN chief during their meetings with the dignitary.

Speaking on the occasion, António Guterres said that Pakistan is a hospitable country and that it had especially welcomed Afghan refugees for a longer period. “I am grateful to Pakistan for their hospitality,” he said.

The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, also reiterated his call for the Kashmir dispute to be resolved through dialogue while addressing a climate change conference in Islamabad this afternoon, and advised both countries to engage in meaningful dialogues for the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

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