Srinagar: Pakistan on Monday said that the highlight of its Foreign Ministers visit to the United Nations will be to set out the new government’s priorities and its position and policy on key international and regional issues including the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in the light of UN Human Rights Council’s report which has cited India of violations, Dawn News reported.
When some 146 world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, they are expected to discuss issues of international peace and security as several conflicts from Syria to Yemen rage on, defying any resolution.
The Pakistani delegation will be led by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi who arrives in New York, which houses the UN headquarters, from Washington on Sunday night. It will be the new Pakistani government’s first senior-level interaction with the United Nations.
However, the much-heralded India-Pakistan foreign ministers’ meeting was called off by New Delhi citing an incident in Kashmir, Dawn reported.
According to Pakistani officials, a busy programme awaits the foreign minister who will attend at least 40 events and hold about two dozen bilateral meetings.
“The highlight of his visit will, of course, be his speech in the General Assembly on Sept 29 in which he will set out the new government’s priorities and its position and policy on key international and regional issue including the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in the light of UN Human Rights Council’s report which has cited India of violations. New Delhi bristles at the mention of Kashmir and human rights violations there,” the report said.