PM arrives in New York for 70th UN General Assembly session

Published: September 26, 2015
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Pakistan's Ambassador to US Jalil Abbas Jillani at New York receiving Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at JFK International Airport. PHOTO: PM's OFFICE

Pakistan's Ambassador to US Jalil Abbas Jillani at New York receiving Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at JFK International Airport. PHOTO: PM's OFFICE

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday arrived in New York to lead the Pakistan delegation at the  70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Radio Pakistan reported.

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s envoy to US Jalil Abbas Jilani along with senior officials of the Pakistan mission received the PM at the John F Kennedy International Airport.

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The ambassador said that the UNGA session would be an opportunity for Pakistan to put its stance on the world stage. Calling it a historical event, she said that around 160 world leaders are scheduled to attend this year’s session.

PM to address UNGA on Wednesday

The prime minister will address the UNGA on September 30, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary announced in New York, adding that the is expected to present Pakistan’s foreign policy agenda and its position on several international and regional issues.

While the premier will highlight the situation on the Line of Control and the working boundary, and raise the Kashmir issue, the Foreign Secretary said the prime minister will also meet several world leaders including the president of China on the sideline of the UNGA session.

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Responding to a question, the foreign secretary said Pakistan supports constructive reforms in UN but increasing the number of permanent seats at the UN Security Council is no solution to any problem.

The PM is also expected to attend a high-level roundtable on South-South Cooperation, and the Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, hosted by President of China Xi Jinping.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • beqasur
    Sep 26, 2015 - 3:19PM

    Jahil admiRecommend

  • raymond davis
    Sep 26, 2015 - 4:45PM

    His head is shining again! Should take advantage of recent developments in Hair Transplantation techniques while in US. lol!Recommend

  • Raju Indian
    Sep 26, 2015 - 7:41PM

    Really sad – the only thing worth reporting about Pakistan PM’s talk is LOC and Kashmir!! No wonder the country is going where it is going…wake up guys and smell the coffee, its another day already. Indian PM is in US few days before the event meeting F500 CEOs and then running a Digital India blitz in Silicon Valley with world’s leading companies – and oh by the way, he is also stopping by the UNGA to talk about poverty alleviation from the developing world.Recommend

  • SuperNeo
    Sep 26, 2015 - 7:42PM

    Kuch dollars aur Pound ki zakat… bus aur kuch nahi.Recommend

  • mahakaalchakra
    Sep 27, 2015 - 3:37AM

    I have ordered a large coke and chips packet for listening to Sharif number 2 and Mahila Lodhi of Pakistan in the UN. The entire world is waiting for what Islamic Johri taakat has to up in its sleeves and in the dossier to be submitted to in the UN against India. Xi is there to encourage Sharif.Recommend

  • nizamuddin khan
    Sep 27, 2015 - 5:32AM

    Is the PM meeting dozens of Fortune 500 CEOs like the Indian PM or will spend his time visiting local Dhabas. Anything substantive that our PM will accomplish for the benefit of Pakistan or the highlight of the visit will be to Army’s mouth piece and taunt India?Recommend

  • Tight Patloon
    Sep 27, 2015 - 8:47AM

    Why is Pakistan not comfortable with India becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council? The reason is simple, it would become easier for India and Amreeka to impose sanctions against Pakistan or declare it a terrorist state etc.Recommend

  • SuperNeo
    Sep 27, 2015 - 9:50AM

    One nations PM talking business in US, meeting fortune 500 CEO for investment in India… on the other hand PM for neighbor nation , thinking New way of begging . speaking Army chief approved Speech . not moving out of hotel in fear illegally migrated Pakis might hurt him…
    good job PAKIS.Recommend

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