NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the new Ambassador of Pakistan to UN, Munir Akram at its Headquarters.
Welcoming Ambassador Munir Akram in his new role, Antonio Guterres said that Pakistan was a very important player in the United Nations.
He said that it was an enormous pleasure to receive Akaram as the new Pakistani Ambassador.
The UN Secretary-General said that he had a special relationship with Pakistan that he developed during his time as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
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António Guterres expressed hope that Ambassador Akram would contribute greatly to the exemplary relations between Pakistan and the United Nations during his tenure.
Munir Akram is a well-known figure in diplomatic circles who had served as Pakistan’s envoy to the UN previously as well, holding the office for six years between 2002 and 2008.
He had also served at the Pakistani missions in various world capitals including Brussels and Tokyo besides holding various positions in the foreign ministry.
The new envoy replaced Maleeha Lodhi after completion of her tenure at the global peace and security maintenance body.
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