NEW YORK: Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is expected to highlight the situation in Kashmir during his the General Assembly address, Pakistani media reported on Monday.
Qureshi arrived in New York over the weekend and is scheduled to address the annual world body session on September 29.
The Pakistani delegation led by Qureshi will be the new Pakistani government’s first senior level interaction with the United Nations, Pakistan daily, The Dawn said.
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 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 occupied 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 “occupied Kashmir” and “human rights violations” there.
Pakistan’s foreign minister is expected to deliver his speech in Urdu language.