The Embassy of Pakistan today hosted a group of students from the Headstart, a Private School in Islamabad who are currently visiting the US to participate in the North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) event, sponsored by the Georgetown University to be held at Hilton Hotel, Washington DC from 16-19 Feb, 2017. It’s a unique exercise in which students assume the role of delegates and represent different countries in various committees. 3500 students from 40 countries have been divided into 39 Committees and would participate in the debate contest with pre-assigned topics. Pakistan is being represented in this competition by a delegation of 20 students from a school in Islamabad.
Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani welcomed the students at the Embassy and encouraged them to participate in the event with confidence and project Pakistan’s positive image in the Model UN event. After talking to each of the participants, Ambassador Jilani admired the talented students who had prepared their subjects with serious commitment and were geared to perform well.
Ambassador Jilani also briefed the students about the historic relationship between Pakistan and the US spanning over 07 decades. The bilateral ties between the two countries had improved significantly over the last few years and there was a greater understanding in the US about Pakistan’s role and sacrifices in the global fight against terrorism.
Ambassador Jilani wished the students a comfortable and pleasant stay in the United States.
February 15, 2017