The UNGA president is here on a five-day visit. This is the first visit by a UNGA president to Pakistan since 2010. It is also Ms Espinosa’s first to any country in the Asia-Pacific region since her election last September.
Pakistani Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi met the United Nations General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa, on Monday and briefed her on the grave situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir, which is reeling under tight lockdown for the past 23 days.
Ambassador Lodhi met the 193-member Assembly president at UN Headquarters in New York on her return from a foreign tour.
The meeting with Ms Espinosa was a part of the Pakistani envoy’s continuing efforts to brief top UN officials and diplomat since August 5 when India’s annexed occupied Kashmir. Pakistan denounced the “illegal” Indian move, saying it violates international law, and that the UN must intervene.