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UNGA president Maria Fernanda Espinosa to visit Pakistan on Jan 18

UNGA president Maria Fernanda Espinosa to visit Pakistan on Jan 18

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 12 Jan 2019, 04:09 pm

New York, Jan 12 (IBNS): United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Maria Fernanda Espinosa will visit Pakistan from Jan 18 to Jan 22, confirmed UNGA president spokesperson on Saturday.

The President will visit the nation at the invitation of the country's government.

Monica Grayley, spokesperson for President of the General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa, was quoted as saying by Geo News: "The president of the National Assembly will visit Pakistan from the 18th to the 22nd of January at the invitation of the government of Pakistan. This will be the first official visit to the Asia Pacific since Miss María Fernanda Espinosa took office in September.”

"The president is looking forward to strengthening the ties between Pakistan and the UN, promoting multilateralism and continuing her work with Pakistan on the priorities for the 73rd session of the GA," she said.

Espinosa will meet President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi as well as the representatives of the UN and of civil society while she will visit Pakistan for five days this month.

Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Maleeha Lodhi tweeted: "Met today with President of the UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa to finalise details of her visit next week to Pakistan. It will be the 1st visit by any PGA to Pakistan in 8 years. Also Ms Espinosa’s 1st visit to any country in Asia since her assumption of office."

Image: Maleeha Lodhi Twitter page

UNGA president Maria Fernanda Espinosa to visit Pakistan on Jan 18

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