New York: Secretary of State S. Jaishankar arrived here for the high-level session of the UN General Assembly, with a packed diplomatic week that will include more than 50 official engagements, including bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral meetings.
“#IndiaAtUNGA. We are delighted to welcome our Foreign Minister @DrSJaishankar who is here now to attend the 77th session of the @UN General Assembly #UNGA. He will co-host and attend several bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral meetings during this busy week,” India’s Permanent Representative to UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said in a tweet on Sunday.
Counter-terrorism, peacekeeping, reformed multilateralism, climate action and equal access to COVID19 vaccines will be among the key areas of focus for India during the high-level session of the UN General Assembly, which begins here this week.
Jaishankar arrived in New York on Sunday to attend the 77th high-level session of the UN General Assembly, which begins on September 20 with the opening of the general debate.
Jaishankar will address world leaders from the UNGA podium on September 24 after a packed week of more than 50 official engagements, including bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral meetings at the high-level session and on the sidelines.
His first day of engagement will include several bilateral meetings, including with counterparts from Albania, Malta, Egypt and Indonesia, and with the President of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, Csaba Korosi. He will also lead the France-India-UAE Trilateral.
India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations had said in a video posted to Twitter that the five S’s – Samman (respect), Samvad (dialogue), Sahyog (cooperation), Shanti (peace) and Samriddhi (prosperity) – were set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be India’s “guide” in its approach to the 77th session of the General Assembly.
India will continue to demonstrate its commitment and achievements in women-led development, particularly women’s leadership and grass-roots political participation, give greater prominence to counter-terrorism related issues and be instrumental in peacekeeping matters as a major troop contributor bring in country.
It will also focus on reformed multilateralism, commitment to climate action, equitable and affordable access to vaccines, and strengthening engagement with other developing countries through the India-UN Development Partnership Fund and IBSA Fund in the spirit of South-South cooperation .
“India’s priorities during the 77th UN General Assembly will also align with its core foreign policy objectives, including supporting and enhancing overall domestic socio-economic growth and strengthening security in its immediate neighborhood and leading collective global action in line with the vision ‘ by Modi said the video.
Jaishankar’s USA visit on September 18-28 will also include a trip to DC after the UNGA session. During his stay in New York he will meet UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that in line with India’s strong commitment to reformed multilateralism, Jaishankar will host a G4 (India, Brazil, Japan, Germany) ministerial meeting and participate in the high-level meeting of the L.69 group on “reviving the multilateralism and to achieve comprehensive reform of the UN Security Council”. Security Council.
During the visit he would also participate in plurilateral meetings of the Quad, IBSA, BRICS, India – Presidency Pro Tempore CELAC, India-CARICOM and other trilateral formats such as India-France-Australia, India-France-UAE and India. Indonesia-Australia. Among other things, he will also hold bilateral meetings with foreign ministers of the G20 and UNSC member states.
He spoke at a special event to commemorate and present ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.[email protected]: Showcase India UN Partnership in Action” on September 24, which would highlight India’s development trajectory and contributions to South-South cooperation. The President of the 77th UN General Assembly is expected to address the event along with the foreign ministers of several member states and UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner.
On bilateral meetings with US interlocutors, Jaishankar will hold talks with his counterpart Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington DC from September 25-28; senior members of the US government, US business leaders and interaction with the Indian diaspora. The “visit would provide a high-level review of the multi-faceted bilateral agenda and strengthen cooperation on regional and global issues to further solidify the India-US strategic partnership.”
India’s current two-year term on the UN Security Council ends in December this year, when India will be President of the Council.