DUNYA NEWS, (Web Desk), 19th SEPTEMBER 2013:- Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will visit New York on 23rd of this month to attend the UN General Assembly session.
During weekly media briefing in Islamabad today (Thursday)‚ Foreign Office Spokesperson Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said that during his weeklong stay in the United States‚ the prime minister will address the UN General Assembly on 27th of this month in which he will highlight Pakistan’s point of view on various regional and international issues besides domestic priorities.
The Prime Minister will apprise the session about the efforts of the present government to curb the menace of terrorism besides its endeavor to bring stability to the region.
The spokesman said that Nawaz Sharif will also hold bilateral meetings with world leaders on the sideline of the General Assembly session. He will discuss various bilateral and regional issues with these leaders.
Aizaz Chaudhry said that it is expected that the Prime Minister will also attend various events during his stay in New York including high level meetings on millennium development goals‚ sustainable development and nuclear disarmament.
The spokesman said that both Islamabad and Washington are in touch for a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and US President Barack Obama in the coming months. He said this meeting will not take place on the sidelines of UN General Assembly meeting due to paucity of time.
To a question‚ he said both India and Pakistan are also engaged to arrange a meeting of the Prime Ministers of the two countries in New York. He said that both the leaders are expected to consider ways to resume dialogue between Pakistan and India to resolve all outstanding issues.