The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President, Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa will be arriving in Islamabad on Friday at the invitation of Pakistani government.
During her five-day visit, Maria Fernanda will meet President Dr. Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, as well as representatives of the UN and civil society.
It will be the first visit of the General Assembly’s President to the Asia-Pacific region since she took office in September last.
Apart from official engagements, the President of UN General Assembly will also meet members of the Women Parliamentary Caucus, Chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and visit Pakistan’s Peacekeeping Training Center. Ms. Espionosa will also address members of academia, think tanks and students.
This marks the second visit by the President of UN General Assembly since 2010.