PM lauds PGA role in raising Palestine issue in meeting with UNGA President

By: News Desk      Published: 07:50 PM, 27 May, 2021
PM lauds PGA role in raising Palestine issue in meeting with UNGA President

Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday lauded the role of the President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA) in convening the special meeting of the General Assembly on Palestine, stressing that following the announcement of ceasefire steps should be taken to revive the peace process and ensure a just and lasting solution in line with relevant UN resolutions and two-state vision.

He was talking to the President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Volkan Bozkir, who called on him at the PM House.

A wide range of issues was discussed during the meeting pertaining to regional and international peace and security, sustainable development and economic recovery efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Views were exchanged on key items on the UN agenda such as Palestine, the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, the Afghan peace process, and illicit financial flows from proceeds of crime, corruption and bribery.

The Prime Minister 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 by the target date of 2030.

Bozkir briefed the Prime Minister on the various initiatives undertaken during his Presidency of the UN General Assembly to address key international political and socio-economic issues.

Bozkir is on an official visit to Pakistan from May 26 to May 28 2021 on the invitation of Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Bozkir – the first Turkish national to preside over the UN General Assembly – is a former diplomat and a senior politician. He earlier visited Pakistan in August 2020 and also met the Prime Minister on that occasion.