External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has arrived in New York to attend the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly and hold several meetings with her global counterparts. Sushma Swaraj is also scheduled to address the General Debate on September 29. Swaraj will represent India at the UNGA session.
"Destination #UNGA73. India's External Affairs Minister @SushmaSwaraj arrives in New York for High Level Segment of @UN," India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.
The General Debate starts on September 25, where world leaders from 193 UN member states will address the UNGA session.
“Setting the stage for a week of hectic diplomacy! EAM @SushmaSwaraj arrives in New York to attend the 73rd Session of the #UnitedNations General Assembly and participate in several bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral meetings,” the spokesperson for Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar, tweeted.
Setting the stage for a week of hectic diplomacy! EAM @SushmaSwaraj arrives in New York to attend the 73rd Session of the #UnitedNations General Assembly and participate in several bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral meetings. pic.twitter.com/UcINJtzwCd— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 22, 2018
Earlier, Sushma Swaraj was slated to meet Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the UNGA, following India’s acceptance of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s proposal for a meeting. However, Indian government cancelled the meeting citing the heinous killings of three police in Jammu and Kashmir and Islamabad of Pakistan releasing stamps of militant Burhan Wani.
Qureshi is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on September 29.
US President Donald Trump will also address the General Assembly on September 25.