New York, Sep 19(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar is leading her country's delegation for the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which will be held in New York this week.
Khar assumed the leadership of the delegation, which includes Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir, after Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani decided to stay back in Pakistan to oversee the relief operations in the flood-devastated areas of Sindh and Balochistan, the Daily Times reports.
During her 11-day visit, Khar will address the 193-member assembly and have bilateral meetings with a number of her counterparts from around the world.
A series of high-level meetings on issues ranging from non-communicable diseases and nutrition to nuclear safety and desertification will also be held.
The Foreign Minister will also take part in various other meetings on the sidelines of the assembly, such as that of the OIC Contact Group on Kashmir, informal SAARC ministerial session, high-level round tables to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and a meeting of the Uniting for Consensus (UfC) group on UN Security Council reform. (ANI)