Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, elected president of the United Nations General Assembly, has said that her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi was successful. During this time the two agreed on the importance of improving the efficiency of the world body. A statement by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said that both discussed the need to take concrete action on behalf of the United Nations on major global challenges, including terrorism, reform of the UN and climate change.
In a tweet, Garcès said in a tweet that she had a successful meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi for which she came to Delhi. She shared her priorities. They both agreed on the importance of implementing commitments and improving the efficiency of the United Nations. She expressed gratitude for India's support in his election.
Garcés said, "We will continue to work together." During a meeting in New Delhi, Modi congratulated the Garces on being elected to the post of 73rd United Nations General Assembly. The Prime Minister assured them of complete and creative cooperation from India in the discharge of their new responsibilities.
The PMO statement said, that they discussed the need to take concrete action on behalf of the United Nations on major global challenges, including terrorism, United Nations reform and climate change. In June, the United Nations General Assembly elected Garces as its next president, from which he became the fourth woman to lead the 193-member world body in the 73-year history of the organization.