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UNGA President to visit Pakistan on January 18

Punjab News Express | January 12, 2019 01:22 PM

NEW YORK: The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Maria Fernanda Espinosa, will visit Pakistan from January 18 to 22, her spokesperson said.

According to spokesperson Monica Grayley, this will be Espinosa's first official visit to the Asia Pacific since she took office in September.

During her five-day visit, Espinosa will meet Pakistan's President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi as well as representatives of the UN and civil society, Geo News reported on Saturday.

"The (UNGA) President is looking forward to strengthening ties between Pakistan and the UN, promoting multilateralism and continuing her work with the country on the priorities for the 73rd session of the General Assembly," Grayley said while addressing a briefing at the UN headquarters here.

Talking about the visit, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, said that the country's leadership plans to discuss a wide range of global and regional issues with the UNGA President during her visit.

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