ISLAMABAD: 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. He will also hold a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
During these meetings, Pakistan’s perspective on all aspects of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute will be shared with the UN Secretary General.
A two-day international conference will mark the presence of 40 years of hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees in Pakistan.
The conference, which 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.
The other commitments of the Secretary General include interactions with parliamentarians, media and youth. He will give special talks on issues of sustainable development, climate change and peacekeeping.
The Secretary General will visit Lahore. You will also travel to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.
António Guterres will visit the historic Badshahi Masjid and Shahi Qila in Lahore and the Center for Peace and Stability in NUST. He will also visit the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan during his stay in Pakistan.
Earlier, on his way to Pakistan, the UN chief tweeted that Pakistan is one of the most consistent and reliable contributors to United Nations peacekeeping efforts worldwide.
Praising Pakistan’s contribution to global peacekeeping efforts, Antonio Guterres said he is visiting the country to express his gratitude to the people.