Sunday, 27 September 2015

PM Nawaz speech at UN 2015 - September 30, 2015.

PM Nawaz will speech to UN at 30 September 2015.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in New York Saturday to lead the Pakistan delegation at the 70th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, where he will address at five important events, spelling out Pakistan's foreign policy agenda and stance on global issues.

The premier was received at John F. Kennedy International Airport by Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi, Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani, and senior officials of the Pakistani mission.

Prime Minister Sharif's delegation includes Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.

Dr Lodhi told reporters that the prime minister has a hectic schedule during his stay in the US.

She said around 160 world leaders are scheduled to attend this year's UNGA session coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the UN. She termed it a historical event, adding that it would be a vital opportunity to put Pakistan's stance on world stage.

Dr Lodhi said around 90 per cent of the world's leaders would be attending the event and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had a number of bilateral meetings lined up.
The prime minister will address the UNGA on September 30 and will articulate the government's vision of a peaceful neighborhoods and economic development, and share with the world community Pakistan's position and priorities on key international and regional issues.

During his stay at New York from Sept 25 to 30, Nawaz will address the UN Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The comprehensive and transformative agenda comprising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) sets a new global development framework for the next 15 years, replacing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The prime minister will also participate in a high-level roundtable on South-South Cooperation, and the Global Leaders' Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, being hosted by President Xi Jinping of China.

The premier during his speeches at different events will stress Pakistan's continuing strong role and engagement with the UN and the international community to promote collective responses to the multifaceted challenges of global peace, security and development.

Source: Dawn

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