PRESS RELEASE

76th Session of the UN General Assembly

Islamabad, 20 September 2021

The high-level segment of the 76th Session of UN General Assembly (UNGA) will be held in New York from 21-27 September 2021.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will deliver the policy address during the session through a video statement, outlining Pakistanís perspective on key global and regional issues.

Separately, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi will be visiting New York from 21-25 September 2021. During the visit, he will participate in various high-level meetings and side events, and deliver a Talk at the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Foreign Minister will hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts and the UN leadership. He will also interact with a cross-section of the international media and meet the dynamic Pakistani-American community.

Pakistan has always played an active and constructive role in the United Nations framework and supported the Organization in the effective discharge of its mandates for addressing various regional and global issues as well as contemporary challenges.

The Prime Ministerís policy address and the Foreign Ministerís visit to New York will serve to enhance Pakistanís diplomatic outreach and engagement with its international partners and key institutions. This reflects Pakistanís abiding commitment to multilateralism and affirmation of the United Nationsí central role in the maintenance of international peace and security, promotion of sustainable development, and respect for human rights worldwide.