S Jaishankar Arrives In New York For High-Level UN General Assembly Session

Mr Jaishankar’s US go to from September 18-28 will additionally encompass a day out to Washington DC after the UNGA session. While in New York, he will meet with UN Secretary General Antnio Guterres.


External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has arrived in New York for the high-level UN General Assembly session, with a packed diplomatic week in advance that will encompass greater than 50 legit engagements inclusive of bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral meetings.

Mr Jaishankar arrived in New York Sunday to take part in the high-level 77th session of the UN General Assembly, which kick-starts September 20 with the opening of the General Debate.

“#IndiaAtUNGA. Delighted to welcome our External Affairs Minister @DrSJaishankar who is now right here to attend the 77th Session of the @UN General Assembly #UNGA. He will co-host & take part in various bilateral, plurilateral & multilateral conferences at some stage in this annoying week,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj stated in a tweet.

Counter-terrorism, peacekeeping, reformed multilateralism, local weather motion and equitable get right of entry to to COVID19 vaccines will be amongst the key center of attention areas for India at some stage in the high-level UN General Assembly session that starts this week here.

Mr Jaishankar will tackle world leaders from the UNGA podium on September 24, after a packed week of extra than 50 legitimate engagements consisting of bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral conferences at the high-level session and on the sidelines.

His first day of engagements will consist of a number of bilateral meetings, along with with counterparts from Albania, Malta, Egypt and Indonesia as properly as President of the 77th UNGA Session Csaba Korosi.

He will additionally headline the France–India–UAE trilateral.

India’s Permanent Mission to the UN had stated in a video posted on Twitter that the 5 S’s – Samman (Respect), Samvad (Dialogue), Sahyog (Cooperation), Shanti (Peace) and Samriddhi (Prosperity) – set out with the aid of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be India’s “guiding light” in its method to the 77th session of the General Assembly.

It stated India will proceed to show off commitments and achievements in women-led development, mainly women’s management and political participation at the grassroots level, connect increased prominence to troubles touching on to counter-terrorism and have interaction substantively in things bearing on to peacekeeping as a essential troop contributing country.

It will additionally focal point on reformed multilateralism, dedication to local weather action, equitable, less costly get entry to to vaccines and support engagement with fellow creating nations thru the India-UN Development Partnership Fund and IBSA Fund in the spirit of South-South cooperation.

“India’s priorities all through 77th UNGA will additionally be guided by way of its core overseas coverage objectives, such as helping and improving universal home socio-economic increase and strengthening safety in its instantaneous neighborhood, and main collective world action, in line with the vision” of Modi, the video said.

Mr Jaishankar’s US go to from September 18-28 will additionally consist of a time out to Washington DC after the UNGA session. While in New York, he will meet with UN Secretary General António Guterres.

The Ministry of External Affairs stated in a declaration that in maintaining with India’s robust dedication to reformed multilateralism, Jaishankar will be web hosting a Ministerial assembly of the G4 (India, Brazil, Japan, Germany), as properly as take part at the High Level Meeting of the L.69 Group on “Reinvigorating Multilateralism and Achieving Comprehensive Reform of the UN Security Council”.

The L.69 Group consists of creating nations from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean and Small Island Developing States, centered on reforms of the UN Security Council.

During the visit, he would additionally take part in plurilateral conferences of the Quad, IBSA, BRICS, India – Presidency Pro Tempore CELAC, India-CARICOM and different trilateral formats, such as India-France-Australia, India-France-UAE and India-Indonesia-Australia. He will additionally have bilateral conferences with Foreign Ministers of the G20 and UNSC member states, amongst others.

Commemorating and showcasing ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, he would tackle a exclusive match “India@75: Showcasing India UN Partnership in Action” on September 24, which would spotlight India’s improvement ride and its contributions to South-South Cooperation.

The match is anticipated to be addressed by using the President of the 77th UNGA, alongside with Foreign Ministers of countless member states, and UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner.

In Washington DC from September 25-28 for bilateral meetings with US interlocutors, Jaishankar will preserve discussions with his counterpart Secretary of State Antony Blinken; senior participants of the US Administration, US commercial enterprise leaders and interplay with the Indian community.

The “visit would allow a high-level evaluation of the multifaceted bilateral agenda and beef up cooperation on regional and world problems to similarly consolidate the India-US strategic partnership.” India’s modern two-year tenure at the UN Security Council ends in December this year, when India will be President of the Council.

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