President Bozkır began his engagements by delivering an address at the National Defence University, Islamabad. His lecture focused on multilateral solutions to global challenges pertaining to peace and security, human rights, and sustainable development.
UNGA H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkır visits Pakistan: The President then met with H.E. Mr. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister of Foreign Affairs. The topics of discussion included Palestine, Jammu and Kashmir, Afghanistan, United Nations Security Council Reform, Pakistan’s Presidency of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, climate action, financing for development, and the equal, fair, and equitable access to vaccines for all.
Mr. Bozkır also engaged in a joint press briefing together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The President was also received by H.E. Mr. Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan. They discussed the situations in Palestine, Jammu and Kashmir, and Afghanistan, as well as the importance of debt restructuring and eradicating illicit financial flows.
In addition, Mr. Bozkır met with the United Nations Country Team, led by Resident Coordinator Julien Harneiss, where he was briefed on the work of the United Nations in Pakistan.
President Bozkır was received by H.E. Dr. Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan. They discussed the role of multilateralism when contending with global challenges, and Pakistan’s role in the United Nations.
Thereafter, H.E. Dr. Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan, conferred Pakistan’s civil award Hilal-e-Pakistan on President Bozkır in recognition of his outstanding service as a leader who has served the United Nations, as the President of its 75th General Assembly, under unprecedented circumstances.
The President departed Islamabad on 28 May.
UNGA Volkan Bozkır visits Pakistan:
United Nations General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir on Wednesday reached Pakistan for his three-day visit from May 26-28.
PGA Bozkir has reached Pakistan at the invitation of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said earlier in the day.
The PGA landed in the country after concluding his visit to Bangladesh and is set to meet top officials of Pakistan during his three-day visit here.
“After an important and fruitful official visit to Bangladesh, I arrived in Islamabad for my official visit to Pakistan,” Bozkir said.”I look forward to my important meetings tomorrow in Islamabad,” he said.
During his stay in Islamabad, Bozkir will have detailed talks with the foreign minister, the Foreign Office said, which would cover a wide range of political and socio-economic issues on the UN agenda.
The UNGA president also tweeted about his departure.The UNGA president will also deliver a talk on the importance of multilateralism.
Bozkir is the first Turkish national to preside over the UN General Assembly. He is a former diplomat and a senior politician.
Following his 39-year long illustrious diplomatic career in the Turkish Foreign Service, Bozkir was elected thrice as a member of the Turkish Parliament and has served as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee and EU Affairs minister.