This will be the first visit by a president of the General Assembly to Pakistan in eight years and the first visit for Espinosa to any country in Asia since assuming office.
She will meet President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi as well as the representatives of the UN and of civil society during her five-day visit.
The President of the UN General Assembly, Ms. Maria Fernanda Espionosa, will visit Islamabad from 18-22 January 2019 on the invitation of the Govt of Pakistan. A wide ranging program awaits her and her entourage. pic.twitter.com/jMTIzIOB6H
— Maleeha Lodhi (@LodhiMaleeha) January 16, 2019
She is also expected to meet members of the Women Parliamentary Caucus, chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme and visit Pakistan’s Peacekeeping Training Centre.
Espinosa will also address members of academia, think tanks and students.