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UNGA President-elect to discuss UNSC reforms with Indian leadership

Combating terrorism and implementation of the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will also be high on the agenda of these meetings.

By: ANI | New Delhi |
August 28, 2016 10:53:03 am
modi, narendra modi, Sushma Swaraj, UN, United nations, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, india UN, india united nations, UNGA, india news United Nations General Assembly president-elect Ambassador Peter Thomson will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj among others. (Source: File)

United Nations General Assembly president-elect Ambassador Peter Thomson, who arrived in New Delhi on Saturday night, will hold discussions on United Nations Security Council reforms with the Indian leadership. India has been leading efforts for the early completion of long-pending reforms of the UN body.

Thomson will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj among others on Monday. Besides UNSC reforms, combating terrorism and implementation of the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be high on the agenda of these meetings.

In July, the 193-member General Assembly had rolled over discussions on reforming the world body’s top organ to its 71st session, which will be presided over by Thomson as its President.

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