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UNGA chief meets PM, Jaishankar, discusses G20, Ukraine conflict

The Statesman logo The Statesman 30-01-2023 SNS
UNGA chief meets PM, Jaishankar, discusses G20, Ukraine conflict © Provided by The Statesman UNGA chief meets PM, Jaishankar, discusses G20, Ukraine conflict

Visiting United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Csaba Korosi on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and discussed a whole range of issues, including the G20 agenda, UN reforms and the Ukraine conflict, with Indian leaders.

”Happy to welcome @UN_PGA saba Kőrösi on his first visit to India. Reaffirmed India’s commitment to multilateralism, including at the UN.  We discussed the importance of conserving and optimising global water resources. Welcomed his support for G20India,” the PM tweeted.

Earlier in the day, Jaishankar held talks with the visiting dignitary. ”Welcomed President of General Assembly Csaba Kőrösi, hosting him for a millet lunch. Discussed global challenges, UN reform, the Ukraine conflict  and G20 agenda. Assured him of India’s fullest support in developmental progress and reformed multilateralism,” he tweeted after meeting the UNGA chief.

The Hungarian diplomat, who assumed his role as President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in September 2022, arrived in India on Sunday on a three-day visit at the invitation of Jaishankar. Korosi praised India’s demands for peace in Ukraine and around the world.

“We are approaching the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine that caused suffering and displacement. A war that has unleashed an energy and food crisis across the globe. I commend India for your calls for peace in Ukraine and across the world,” he said while delivering the 40th Sapru House Lecture.

Korosi said the world was standing at the edge of the precipice and he thanked India for its continued and active engagement in the process.

The UN, he said, has been able to count on India on various issues, including fighting polio. He said that India was one of the significant contributors to troops in peacekeeping.

He called India’s leadership in the field of digital infrastructure from building innovative governance to citizen-oriented services as “transformational” in action.

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