Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul today arrived in New York for a nine-day official visit to participate in the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
During the visit Foreign Minister Rassoul will address the general-debate of the annual UNGA session, which will hear statements from member-states on a number of pressing international and national issues. He will also attend the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s), convened to review progress towards meeting the MDG’s, which include reduction of poverty, combating diseases and promoting health and education.
Foreign Minister Rassoul is also scheduled to meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, as well as numerous Ministers of Foreign Affairs.
Foreign Minister Rassoul will also take part in a number of foreign ministerial meetings, including the annual gatherings of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), South-Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), and the Afghanistan-Pakistan-Tajikistan-Russia Quadrilateral for enhance regional cooperation.