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UN chief’s visit will promote Pakistan’s vital role for peace: Akram

UN heads' visit will promote Pakistan's vital role for peace: Akram
NEW YORK: Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Munir Akram has said the UN chief Antonio Guterres’ upcoming official visit to Pakistan will recognise the essential role of Islamabad in regional peace and stability.
Munir Akram took to social media and said, “UNSG Antonio Guterres visit not only endorse our historic hospitality but also acknowledges our long-standing cooperation with the United Nations and our critical role for peace and stability in the region.”

The secretary-general will visit Pakistan on a four-day visit from February 16-19 to attend a conference being hosted by Pakistan to mark the four decade long presence of Afghan refugees in the country.
He will participate in the “International Conference on 40 Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity” and will deliver a keynote address.

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Guterres will call on President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan, and also hold a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. His other engagements will include interactions with parliamentarians, media, and youth. The UN chief is also scheduled to visit Lahore.
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