Islamabad: Contrary to speculations in media, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to raise the Kashmir issue in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and not likely to meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during their stay in the United States.
This was revealed on Monday by a Pakistan-based journalist Hamid Meer whose tweet said, “No meeting of PM Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi in New York this year. Nawaz Sharif will again raise voice for Kashmiris in UNGA.”
No meeting of PM Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi in New York this year Nawaz Sharif will again raise voice for Kashmiris in UNGA
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirGEO) September 22, 2014
As per reports, Pakistan Prime Minister is expected to leave for the United States on September 24 to attend a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session, which he will address on September 26.
The Pak Premier is expected to focus on cooperation-based relationship with neighbouring countries, India and Afghanistan, in his speech. He is also expected to highlight the Kashmir issue at the UNGA.
On the side-lines of the UN General Assembly session, Prime Minister Nawaz will participate in an energy conference to explore ways to acquire energy through non-conventional sources. The premiers of Norway and Denmark are also expected to attend the conference.
Along with the US Vice President and Japanese Prime Minister, Sharif will also co-chair a peace conference to review cooperation among international friends.
He will also participate in a meeting on reforms in the United Nations, where he is expected to underline the need for harmonising the UN Security Council with new global demands.
The premier will return to the country on September 27 along with his entourage of 14 people, including security personnel. In between, Sharif was earlier reported to hold a meeting with Narendra Modi, who will be in the United States at the invitation of President Barack Obama.