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(2017-09-15) The Prime Minister would lead Pakistan delegation to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York from 18 September 2017.

The Annual Session of the General Assembly has special significance as it is attended by a large number of Heads of State and Government. The theme of this year’s session is ‘Focusing on people; Striving for peace & decent life for all on a Sustainable Planet;

On the sidelines of the General Assembly Session, the Prime Minister will hold bilateral meetings with a number of world leaders and the Secretary General of the United Nations. The Prime Minister will address the Council on Foreign Relations and will interact with the US Pakistan Business Council. The Prime Minister will also have extensive interaction with the international media.

On the margins of the session, Ministerial level meetings of many regional and sub-regional organizations will be held, including OIC, G-77, ECO, SAARC, Commonwealth, D-8 and others. There will also be a meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan is a great advocate of multilateralism and the United Nations to promote collective responses to the multifaceted challenges of global peace, security and development. We would continue our constructive role and engagement at the UN with a view to protecting and promoting our national interests, including on core issues such as Jammu & Kashmir, reform of the Security Council, counter-terrorism, human rights, peacekeeping, and a host of development and other matters.

15 September 2017

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