India to co-host 73rd session of UNGA with US and 192 UN member states over drug menace
India to co-host 73rd session of UNGA with US and 192 UN member states over drug menace


New York [USA], Sep 24 (NT): India will co-host 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, with the United States and other selected countries on Monday in the leadership of EAM Sushma Swaraj.

 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and United States President Donald Trump participating the global meeting will mull over the issue of how to battle the drug pest.

Following a jam-packed day Swaraj will be holding back-to-back bilateral talks, starting from meeting with Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini.

She is also slated to hold meeting with Liechtenstein Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick, Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Spain Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, Colombia Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo later in the day.

In the afternoon, Swaraj will be present the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at the General Assembly Hall, at the United Nations headquarter in New York.

The Indian External Affairs Minister will resume her remaining bilateral talks with other countries representatives like with Ecuador Foreign Minister Jose Valencia, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, and Mongolian Foreign Minister Tsogtbaatar Damdin.

At last, Swaraj will grace a reception by South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa in honour of the Centenary of President Nelson Mandela.

The General Debate will start on September 25. World leaders from 193 UN member states will address the international organization. On sidelines of UN General Assembly, EAM Swaraj is to take part in the G4 meet to be held tomorrow, Non-Aligned Movement meets on Sept 26, BRICS, IBSA&SAARC meetings on Sept 27.EAM's statement in the UN General Assembly on Sept 29, she will also hold more than 30 bilateral meets .





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