ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres landed in Islamabad early Sunday to attend the International Conference on Afghan Refugees.
On arrival, he was received by Pakistan’s Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram, senior officials of the Foreign Office and the United Nations in Pakistan.
During his four-day visit, Guterres will hold meetings with top Pakistani officials including Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi, Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
He will also visit in worship place Gurdwara Kartarpur of the Sikh community in Pakistan. The Pakistani officials will brief the UN secretary-general about the Kashmir issue.
The Secretary General’s other activities include meeting with parliamentarians, media and the youth of the country. He will convey special speeches on themes of sustainable development, climate change and international efforts towards peace.
Earlier, on his way to Pakistan, the UN chief tweeted that Pakistan is one of the most consistent and reliable contributors to the United Nation’s peacekeeping efforts around the world.
Pakistan is one of the most consistent and reliable contributors to @unpeacekeeping efforts around the world.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) February 15, 2020