Prime Minister arrives in NY to participate in 72nd UNGA session


In August, US President Donald Trump, overlooking Pakistan's huge contribution with more than 60,000 soldiers and civilians dead, $120 billion (Dh440.4 billion) infrastructure losses and more, threatened Pakistan, accusing it of providing sanctuaries to the Taliban.

Nisar's remarks came a day after Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi publicly backed Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif's statement regarding "putting our own house in order" and "in-house cleaning".

Official results are yet to be announced but party officials who also tallied the numbers say Kulsoom, who did not campaign as she is receiving treatment for cancer in London, scooped about 53.5 percent of the vote, with the party's majority reduced from about 61 percent in the 2013 general election.

The confirmed meetings include the one with the Jordanian King and leaders of Turkey, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iran, the United Kingdom and Nepal. It is entitled: "The responsibility to protect and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity".

The PM will also have talks with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Extraordinary security arrangements have been put in place in around the UN Headquarters in NY ahead of the high-level session in which US President Donald Trump will deliver his maiden speech at the United Nations on Tuesday.

The Pakistan Prime Minister, who reached NY on Monday afternoon, is scheduled to meet a dozen world leaders during his four-day stay.

President Erdogan appreciated the strengthening of the bilateral relations through concrete cooperation in various fields and the commonality of views between the two countries on key global and regional issues.

The two sides also appreciated the regular high level exchanges between the two countries and the institutional interaction through the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council.

Prime Minister Abbasi said Pakistan and Turkey extended support to each other on the issues of their vital national interests.

Foreign Office officials here said Abbasi will also address the Council on Foreign Relations and interact with the US Business Council.