UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres thanked social media on Twitter for sharing a photo with Pakistan's leading actress Mahira Khan.
The UN Secretary-General has arrived in Pakistan on a four-day visit to attend a global conference on Afghan refugees.
He met with a delegation of Afghan refugees in Islamabad.
The delegation that met Antonio Guterres also included representatives from Afghanistan, Yemen and Tajikistan.
On this occasion, he also met Mahira Khan, who is a well-respected refugee ambassador.
As we mark 40 years of Pakistan’s solidarity with Afghan refugees, it was a pleasure to meet @Refugees Goodwill Ambassador @TheMahiraKhan— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) February 17, 2020
I thank her and all Pakistanis for their extraordinary support. pic.twitter.com/wsdsSestCk
In his tweet, Antonio Guterres wrote that "40 years of Pakistan's solidarity with Afghan refugees have been completed, in the meanwhile, it was also a pleasure to meet Ambassador Mahira Khan, the Ambassador of Refugees."
He thanked Mahira Khan for his extraordinary support to the whole of Pakistan.
On the other hand, Mahira Khan also wrote in a tweet in reply to his reply that he too was pleased to meet the UN Secretary-General.
It is to be noted that during the meeting with the delegation of Afghan refugees, the UN Secretary-General had said that Pakistan is one of the countries with the highest number of refugees.
He had said that there are 27 million refugees in Pakistan as a whole, while 24 million registered refugees were affected by the Afghan war.
Antonio Guterres also thanked the Government of Pakistan for hosting the refugees.
It should be remembered that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations refugee subsidiary, appointed Actress Mahira Khan as its goodwill ambassador in 2019.
At that time, Khan said she was proud to be born in a country that has been welcoming migrants from around the world for the past 40 years.
The ceremony to appoint Mahira Khan as a goodwill ambassador was held in Islamabad, in which the Assistant Commissioner of Operations of the United Nations was given the degree.
The actress was also given a certificate of goodwill ambassador - Photo: UNHCR Instagram