London (September 18, 2017):Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has left for New York from London to attend United National General Assembly Session on Monday.
Prime Minister will be meeting with Secretary General United Nations and other Global Leaders in the sidelines of General Assembly.
He left for London on Saturday and met with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif there. Earlier former Prime Minister had also called few important cabinet ministers in London to discuss current political situation.Talking to a private news channel before leaving for the US to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday that he agrees with the point of view of Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif that Pakistan needs to set its own house in order first in the war against terrorism.
The foreign minister’s statement came after the US and BRICS nations scrutinised Pakistan for harbouring terrorists.
Khawaja Asif had called for tougher action against militant groups and admitted that banned outfits, including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), are operating from within Pakistan.
The remarks were criticised by former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, saying that the authorities should first fix the matters of their own “house”.Prime Minister Abbasi said: “Pakistan has made clear its national policy to America. In the UN, Pakistan will tell the world about its role in the fight against terrorism.”
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will address the UN General Assembly session on Thursday.
Earlier briefing Pakistani journalists in New York, Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said the Prime Minister will outline Pakistan’s position on key international political, social and development issues.
On the sidelines of the General Assembly session, the Prime Minister is scheduled to hold nine bilateral meetings, including with US Vice President Mike Pence.The Prime Minister will also meet the Jordanian King and leaders of Turkey, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iran, the United Kingdom and Nepal. He will also have talks with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
In addition, the Prime Minister will also exchange views with former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and some American business leaders.
World leaders are gathering for the 72nd UN General Assembly annual session in New York.US President Donald Trump will address for the first time at the United Nations dominated by worries about North Korea and Myanmar while UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in his address will push for an overhaul of the UN bureaucracy.
About 130 world leaders are attending this year’s global gathering.