UN Secretary General arrives in Pakistan

Dawood Ahmed:

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Pakistan on Friday to express solidarity and support to the flood-affected people.

He was received by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar at the Islamabad International Airport.

Shortly after his arrival, the UNSG visited Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s residence where he was received by the premier, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and other leaders. Guterres and PM Shehbaz held a meeting at the Prime Minister’s House.

During his visit, the UNSG will be visiting flood-affected areas in the country.

“I have arrived in Pakistan to express my deep solidarity with the Pakistani people after the devastating floods here,” said the secretary-general in a tweet.  “I appeal for massive support from the international community as Pakistan responds to this climate catastrophe,” he added.

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