- Prime Minister Kakar will outline Pakistan’s perspective on a range of issues.
- The interim prime minister will meet the Turkish president and others.
- He will also attend a banquet hosted by President Joe Biden.
NEW YORK: Acting Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar attended the 78th inaugural session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres opened the inaugural session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The acting prime minister’s engagements today in New York include his address to participants at the Global Development Initiative and Sustainable Development Goals summit.
In his speech, Prime Minister Kakar is expected to outline Pakistan’s perspective on a number of regional and global issues, including the Kashmir dispute, which is among the long-unresolved issues on the UN agenda.
He is also expected to elaborate on the important steps the government is taking to consolidate Pakistan’s economic recovery and efforts to mobilize domestic and foreign investments.
Prime Minister Kakar meets Iranian President
On the sidelines of the ongoing session of the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Kakar today held a bilateral meeting with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister underlined the close brotherly relations between the two neighboring countries and reaffirmed Pakistan’s strong commitment to further strengthen and deepen these ties, with special focus on enhancing cooperation in the economic field, a statement said. issued by the Prime Minister’s Office. .
Prime Minister Kakar highlighted that the measures, including the recent inauguration of the border market, would not only contribute to the economic upliftment of the border areas but would also serve as a tangible manifestation of the collective commitment to work for the betterment of the people.
Noting that Raisi’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy was fully aligned with Pakistan’s vision for regional development and connectivity, the Prime Minister highlighted the importance of both countries taking advantage of their unique geographical location to promote shared goals of peace and regional prosperity, through greater trade and greater regional connectivity.
Bilaterally, Prime Minister Kakar is likely to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, among others.
He will also attend the banquet hosted by US President Joe Biden in honor of world leaders.
During his stay, the interim prime minister will meet with world leaders on the sidelines of the session. He will also attend a major conference on climate change. Kakar also plans to interact with international media and visit prominent American think tanks.
The theme of the 78th session is “Rebuilding trust and rekindling global solidarity: accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability for all.”
On September 17, the Prime Minister embarked on an official trip to the United States to address the UN General Assembly session. The acting prime minister’s five-day trip includes meetings with world leaders, attending a climate change conference and interactions with international media and American think tanks.
He is expected to address the United Nations General Assembly on September 22.
Last month, the Prime Minister’s Secretariat mentioned the prime minister’s visit from September 18 to 23, stating that he will be among those invited to the traditional reception of US President Joe Biden on the opening day of the summit at the American Museum of National History adjacent to the UN headquarters. in manhattan.
With additional contributions from Radio Pakistan.