The Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will be attending the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. He is expected to have two meetings with the US President Donald Trump. The Pakistan PM's schedule of stay and the meetings has been finalized. The first meeting is expected to take place at a luncheon and another at high-tea. Reportedly, the PM Imran Khan will be arriving at New York on September 21 and will be addressing the General Assembly on September 27.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is also reportedly scheduled to hold talks with world leaders and take up the topic of Kashmir as India revoked the regions special status. Pakistan's PM has been trying to desperately to internationalize the Kashmir issue but has been unsuccessful at it. The US President and Pak's PM also held a telephonic conversation last month before the UNSC meeting in New York. The US President discussed regional developments and followed up on the Pakistan PM's successful visit to Washington D.C in July. The US president also conveyed the importance of India and Pakistan reducing tensions through bilateral dialogue regarding the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
This would be Pak PM's second visit to the United States. He previously visited in July and held a one-on-one conversation with President Trump. Pak President allegedly revealed that his country has about 30,000 to 40,000 militants who have been trained and fought in some part of Afghanistan or Kashmir.
On September 3, Pak PM also discussed Kashmir issue with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the phone. Reportedly this was the fourth phone call between the PM and the Saudi Crown Prince over the matter. Pakistan also faced a diplomatic setback as two of its closest allies, UAE and Saudi Arabia sided with India on the Kashmir matter.
India has told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 was an internal matter.
(Inputs from ANI)