UNITED NATIONS: The UN Chief Antonio Guterres will visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, in Kartarpur during his visit to Pakistan next week.
Deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said that Guterres will “travel to Kartarpur to visit a holy site, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.
In a tweet, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Munir Akram has said that Antonio Guterres’ upcoming visit to Pakistan endorses Pakistan’s critical role for peace and stability in the region.
UNSG @antonioguterres visit not only endorses our historic hospitality but also acknowledges our long-standing cooperation with the @UN and our critical role for peace and stability in the region. pic.twitter.com/gDHM6Fop1S— Pakistan PR to UN (@PakistanPR_UN) February 11, 2020
As per his schedule, Antonio Guterres will visit Pakistan on Sunday.
After that, the UN chief will hold talks with the Pakistani PM Imran Khan as well as foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and President Arif Alvi.
It is said that Guterres’s talks will mostly revolve around climate and development issues. The two-day conference will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
On February 17, Guterres will also speak at the International Conference on 40 Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, which is being organised by the Pakistan government and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), along with High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.
The Secretary-General will be in Lahore on Tuesday (Feb. 18), where he will meet students and attend an event on Pakistan’s polio vaccination campaign.
The UN Chief will visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib before returning to New York on February 19.
In November last year, the UN Secretary-General expressed happiness over the start of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan.