UN political chief travels to India, Pakistan

United Nations, March 19 (IANS) Jeffrey Feltman, the UN under-secretary-general for political affairs, has left for a week-long visit to South Asia, which includes stops in Nepal, India and Pakistan, an official said.

“He will be in Nepal from March 19-21, where he will meet 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 here.
Feltman will be in India March 21-23 and in Pakistan 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 March 26-27, to lead the UN delegation to the Summit of the League of Arab States, reported Xinhua quoting del Buey.