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UN secretary general arrives in Pakistan on two-day visit

United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres has arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar welcomed him at the airport.

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UNSG will seek support from the world for Pakistan which has been facing catastrophic floods. Guterres will also highlight the urgency to deal with the climate change crisis.

The secretary-general will meet with families displaced by floods and will also hold meetings with the Pakistani leadership.

He will visit the flood-affected areas, and will also appeal to the world to help Pakistan.

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The UNSG had announced his solidarity trip for flood affectees. He had also launched a $160 million UN flash appeal for flood victims.

Guterres said in a tweet that he appeals to the international community to provide full support to Pakistan.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said earlier that UNSG will visit flood-affected areas including Sindh and Balochistan and meet the people displaced by floods.

Iftikhar also stated that Guterres would raise awareness about the linkages of such mega-disasters with the impact of climate change.

Guterres will reach New York on September 11 where United Nations General Assembly’s 77th session will start on September 13.



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