ISLAMABAD: The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres, has arrived in Pakistan for a two-day solidarity visit amid devastating floods across the country that took over 1,300 lives. Minister of State Hina Rabbani Khar received him from the Islamabad airport.
Upon his arrival, UN Secretary General @antonioguterres was received by MOS @HinaRKhar in #Islamabad.
UNSG is on a #SolidarityVisit to #Pakistan from 9-10 September 2022 to express support in wake of devastating #FloodsInPakistan.
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) September 8, 2022
Upon arrival, Antonio appealed to the international community to support Pakistan as the country responds to the climate catastrophe. The handout issued by the Foreign Office stated that the UN Secretary-General would meet the leadership of Pakistan and senior officials.
During the meeting, they will discuss the national and global response to the destruction caused by the change in climate. Antonio will also visit the areas most affected by the catastrophe and foresee the humanitarian response by the UN.
I have arrived in Pakistan to express my deep solidarity with the Pakistani people after the devastating floods here.
I appeal for massive support from the international community as Pakistan responds to this climate catastrophe.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) September 8, 2022
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