PM Shehbaz addresses 77th UNGA session

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Friday is addressing the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York, United States. 

PM Shehbaz landed in New York to attend UNGA’s first in-person session since 2019 as the world was gripped by the coronavirus pandemic.

The prime minister said he was at the UNGA “to tell Pakistan’s story to the world.”

“A story of deep anguish and pain arising out of a massive human tragedy caused by floods. In my address at UNGA and bilateral meetings, I will present Pakistan’s case on issues that call for the world’s immediate attention,” the premier wrote.

PM’s schedule in US

On the sidelines of the UNGA session, the prime minister will participate in the Global Food Security Summit jointly organised by the African Union, European Union and the United States, and a Closed-door Leaders Gathering on COP-27 bringing together select world leaders to discuss climate change.

The premier will hold a number of bilateral meetings with his counterparts from various countries, the President of the General Assembly, the UN Secretary-General as well as heads of International Organisations, IFIs and philanthropic organisations. Leaders will also have the opportunity to interact during the receptions hosted by the UN Secretary-General and the President of the United States.

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