New York/Islamabad, 10 February 2020: We are pleased to announce that the United Nations Secretary-General will be visiting Pakistan next week, where he will speak at the International Conference on 40 Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, which is being organized by the Government of Pakistan and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). He will also hold meetings with high-level Pakistani officials.
The Secretary-General will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday, and he will hold bilateral meetings with the Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi that day and speak at an event on sustainable development and climate change.
On Monday, the Secretary-General will speak at the International Conference, along with High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, and will participate in a high-level panel discussion and other events at that conference. The Secretary-General, the High Commissioner and the Foreign Minister will also speak to the press. The Secretary-General will also meet with the President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi, on Monday.
The Secretary-General will be in Lahore on Tuesday, where he will meet with students and attend an event on Pakistan’s polio vaccination campaign.
He will also travel to Kartarpur to visit a holy site, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib. The Secretary-General will return to New York on Wednesday the 19th.