UN General Assembly President to begin Pakistan visit today

UN General Assembly President to begin Pakistan visit today

UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir (APP)

Islamabad (UNA-OIC) – Upon the invitation of Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, President of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA) Volkan Bozkir will undertake an official visit to Pakistan from 26-28 May.

During his stay in Islamabad, Bozkir will have detailed talks with Qureshi and call on the leadership. The interactions will cover a wide range of political and socio-economic issues on the UN agenda. The General Assembly president will also deliver a talk on the “Importance of Multilateralism”.

Volkan Bozkir is the first Turkish national to preside over the UN General Assembly. He is a former diplomat and a senior politician. Following his 39-year long illustrious diplomatic career in the Turkish Foreign Service, Bozkir was elected thrice as a member of the Turkish Parliament and has served as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee and Minister for EU Affairs.

Bozkir also visited Pakistan in August 2020 before taking up the prestigious position of President of the UN General Assembly.

The visit of the PGA would lend an opportunity to showcase Pakistan’s active contributions to multilateralism and the central role of the UN in international affairs, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement published Wednesday on its website. 

Pakistan remains committed to supporting the UN General Assembly for the realization of shared objectives of maintaining international peace and security; economic and social development; promotion and protection of human rights; peaceful settlement of international disputes; and developing friendly relations among nations based on the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, as enshrined in the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, the statement added.

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