• This will be PM's second visit to US since assuming office.
  • His address at UNGA will solely focus on Kashmir issue.
  • He will meet US President Donald Trump twice during his stay.

Prime Minister Imran Khan left for United States on a week-long official visit after concluding his visit to Saudi Arabia on Friday.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Advisor to PM on Finance Hafeez Shaikh, Special Assistant to PM on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari are also accompanying him. The premier is expected to meet US President Donald Trump on September 24, local media reported.

The premier will attend the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and will address the session on September 27.

According to a statement by the Foreign Office, during his address to the session, the prime minister will share Pakistan's perspective and position on the Indian-occupied Kashmir dispute and its current human rights and related dimensions.

During his stay, the PM will also attend and speak at events co-hosted by Pakistan and Turkey on countering hate speech. And will also attend events on environmental protection and poverty alleviation, co-hosted by Malaysia and Pakistan.

The FO further said that the PM would hold several bilateral meetings with his counterparts from various regions and participate in high-level UN summits on climate change, sustainable development, universal health coverage and financing for development.

“The Prime Minister's visit will further reinforce Pakistan's abiding commitment to the UN Charter, international law and cooperative multilateralism, with the UN at its core," the FO statement said.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2019