UN political chief to visit Pakistan March 24-25

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, left Monday night for a week-long visit to South Asia that will take him to Nepal, India, Pakistan and Nepal, the world body announced.

“He will be in Nepal from March 19-21, where he will meet with senior officials of the government and political parties, representatives of the diplomatic corps and civil society to discuss the peace process,” Eduardo del Buey, the deputy UN spokesman, said at a daily news briefing in New York.

Feltman will be in India on March 21-23 and in Pakistan on March 24-25, del Buey said, adding that during his stay Feltman “will meet with senior government officials and other interlocutors to discuss the countries’ wide-ranging cooperation with the United Nations and issues of international concern.”

The senior UN official will then travel to Doha, Qatar on March 26-27, to lead the United Nations delegation to the Summit of the League of Arab States, del Buey said.