ISLAMABAD/NEW YORK – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday said that he will present Pakistan’s case on issues of immediate attention during his address to the UN General Assembly’s session and bilateral meetings in New York. In a tweet on Tuesday after reaching New York, the
Prime Minister said he will tell to the world Pakistan’s story of deep anguish and pain arising out of a massive human tragedy caused by floods.
“Reached NY a few hours ago to tell Pakistan’s story to the world, a story of deep anguish & pain arising out of a massive human tragedy caused by floods. In my address at UNGA & bilateral meetings, I will present Pakistan’s case on issues that call for world’s immediate attention,” tweets PM.
Also, Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, on the sidelines of 77th Session of UNGA in New York, held meetings with Federal Chancellor of Republic of Austria, Karl Nehammer, President of France Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Sayyed Ebrahim Raisi.
In a meeting with Chancellor of Austria, Karl Nehammer the two leaders reviewed bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional issues of common interest. In another meeting with President of Spain Pedro Sanchez, the two leaders reviewed bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional issues.
Meanwhile, in a meeting with Iranian President Syed Ebrahim Raisi, Shehbaz Sharif reiterated his gratitude to President Raisi and to the people of Iran for their solidarity and support with the Pakistani nation in the wake of massive floods.
Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday attended the opening of high-level general debate of the 77th Session of UN General Assembly ((UNGA77) being held in the General Assembly Hall. Earlier, the prime minister reached the UN Headquarters to attend a welcome reception hosted by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for the heads of state / government participating in the UNGA session. During the reception, the prime minister interacted with New Zealand Prime Minister Jecinda Ardern.
The prime minister will spend a busy day in New York. He will also hold bilateral meetings with President of the Republic of France Emmanuel Macron, Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria Karl Nehammer, President of Spain Pedro Sanchez Perez-Castejon and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Sayyed Ebrahim Raisi.
In the afternoon, the prime minister will visit ‘The Times Centre’ for an interview with the New York Time’s editorial board.
In the evening, he will be called on by John Kerry, US Special Envoy for Climate Change