NEW YORK – United Nations Secretary-General To Visit Pakistan. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will pay a three-day visit to Pakistan from Feb 16. This will be his first visit in UN Secretary-General’s capacity.
A UN spokesperson announced the itinerary of UN Secretary-General’s visit on Monday. During this visit, Guterres will address an International Conference on 40 Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan. He will also meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and senior government officials.
Government of Pakistan and the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) are organising the two-day conference in Islamabad. Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the conference. United Nations Secretary-General To Visit Pakistan.
Although Guterres has visited Pakistan several times as UN High Commissioner for Refugees, this will be his first visit as the UN Secretary-General. The UN chief will also meet President Arif Alvi on Monday.
The spokesman said the Secretary-General would be in Lahore on Tuesday, Feb 18, where he would meet students and attend an event on Pakistan’s polio vaccination campaign.The UN chief will also travel to Kartarpur to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib before returning to New York on Wednesday, Feb 19.