ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is scheduled to arrive the United States of America tonight mainly to represent Pakistan at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly besides interacting with the global leaders.
The prime minister, who is currently in London to attend the final rites of Queen Elizabeth-II, will land in New York to attend the High-Level General Debate of the UNGA session scheduled from September 20 to 26 at UN Headquarters.
On his arrival at the John F Kennedy International Airport of New York, he would be received by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Munir Akram, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Washington Masood Khan and other senior officers.
On September 20, the prime minister would attend a reception to be hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
On the same day, he would also meet French President Emmanuel Macron, Austrian chancellor and Spanish president.
A meeting with President of the European Union Council Charles Michel and participation in Global Food Security Summit to be hosted by president of Senegal and African Union is also on the agenda of the prime minister’s visit.
On September 21, he would meet Managing Director of International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva and President of World Bank David Malpass, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.
Besides meeting with the UNGA president, the prime minister would also attend a dinner reception to be hosted by US President Joe Biden.
Prime Minister Sharif will also host a luncheon reception in honor of Turkish president and his spouse, besides meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö.
Meetings with Microsoft founder Bill Gates and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Chinese President Premier Li Keqiang and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida are also part of the prime minister’s engagements.
He would also meet Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel and Malaysian PM Ismail Sabri Yaakob on the same day.
On September 23, the prime minister would address the UNGA session, besides attending Nobel Laureate Malala Yousufzai and interacting with prominent American media outlets.