PR No.165
Caretaker Prime Minister meets UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres
NEW YORK: September 21, 2023

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar met the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, on the sidelines of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York on 20 September, 2023. The Prime Minister thanked the Secretary-General for his unwavering support during last year’s floods and for co-hosting the Geneva Conference on Pakistan’s Resilient Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Framework (4RF). Recognizing the grave threat of climate change, the Prime Minister stressed on the importance of the fulfilment of climate finance commitments by developed nations. The Prime Minister updated the UNSG on the newly established Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC), which has the objective of promoting investments into Pakistan for robust economic recovery of the country. The Prime Minister appreciated the United Nations Secretary-General’s call for global financial transformation to invigorate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and proposed measures for augmenting the SDG Agenda. The Prime Minister recalled India’s illegal and unilateral actions in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) on August 5, 2019, and briefed him on India’s ongoing human rights violations in the occupied territory. He called for the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. *-*-*-*-*