UNGA president Bozkır calls on PM Khan

By Staff Reporter
Friday – May 28, 2021
ISLAMABAD: In a meeting with United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA) president Volkan Bozkır, on Thursday, the prime minister (PM) Imran Khan exchanged views on key items on the UN agenda such as Palestine, the Jammu and Kashmir (JK) dispute, Afghan peace process and illicit financial flows from proceeds of crime, corruption and bribery.

According to a press release, the UNGA president called on the premier in the federal capital.

The PM lauded the role of UNGA president Bozkır in convening the special meeting of the UNGA on Palestine, stressing that following the announcement of ceasefire steps be taken to revive the peace process and ensure a just and lasting solution in line with relevant UN resolutions and the two-state vision.

PM Khan underscored Pakistan’s strong commitment to multilateralism with the UN playing a central role.

He highlighted the need for enhanced international cooperation, under the UN auspices, to address climate change and environmental degradation, as well as debt relief to support the developing countries’ economic recovery efforts and attainment of sustainable development goals (SDGs) by the target date of 2030.

UNGA president Bozkır briefed PM Khan on various initiatives undertaken during his tenure to address key international political and socio-economic issues.

A wide range of issues were discussed during the meeting pertaining to regional and international peace and security, SDGs and economic recovery efforts in the wake of COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

UNGA president Bozkır is on an official visit to Pakistan from May 26 to 28 2021, on the invitation of foreign minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

He is the first Turkish national to preside over the UNGA – is a former diplomat and a senior politician.

UNGA president Bozkır earlier visited Pakistan in August 2020 and also met the premier on that occasion.