Veteran diplomat Munir Akram, the new Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, presented his credentials to United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday.
Welcoming Ambassador Akram in his new role, the UN chief said Pakistan was a very important player in the UN and it was an "enormous pleasure" to receive him as the new Pakistani chief delegate, according to a mission press release.
The Secretary-General said he had a special relationship with Pakistan that he developed during his time as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and expressed hope that during Ambassador Akram would contribute greatly to the exemplary relations between Pakistan and the United Nations.
Ambassador Akram served in the same capacity from 2002 to 2008, having been the country's Permanent Representative to the United Nations European Office in Geneva from 1995 to 2002.
He was Ambassador to Brussels from 1988 to 1992, and previously held various diplomatic...