At the invitation of the Government of Pakistan, President of the UN General Assembly, Ms. Maria Fernanda Espionosa, will be in Islamabad from 18-22 January 2019.
This visit to Pakistan is the first to any country in the Asia-Pacific region by the President of the General Assembly (PGA), after her election.
Ms. Espionosa will call on the President and the Prime Minister. The Foreign Minister will hold a meeting with the visiting dignitary.
Apart from official engagements, the PGA 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.
14 January 2019