India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla referred to as on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday and the 2 exchanged views on regional conditions, together with Afghanistan and Myanmar, local weather change, Security Council reforms and the COVID-19 state of affairs world wide.
Shringla is on an official go to to New York from July 14-16 to take part in high-level conferences of the Security Council being held underneath the French Presidency this month.
His go to comes as India prepares to imagine the Presidency of the highly effective 15-nation Security Council for the month of August.
He referred to as on the Secretary-General on Thursday afternoon and congratulated him on his reappointment as chief of the world group for a second tenure.
“Foreign Secretary briefed Secretary-General about India’s priorities for the Security Council throughout its Presidency in August, specifically maritime safety, peacekeeping and counter-terrorism,” a press launch issued by the Ministry of External Affairs stated.
“Views have been exchanged, inter alia, on regional conditions, together with Afghanistan and Myanmar, on local weather change, International Solar Alliance, UNSC reforms and on the COVID-19 state of affairs world wide,” it stated.
The launch added that Mr Guterres expressed solidarity with the Government and other people of India of their efforts towards the current wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
He “appreciated the constructive position India is taking part in within the UN Security Council in addition to India’s sturdy contribution to UN peacekeeping,” the discharge stated.
Mr Guterres additionally wished India the perfect for its upcoming Presidency of the United Nation Security Council.
Earlier within the day, Mr Shringla participated within the High-Level Security Council briefing on the “Situation in Libya” chaired by the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian.
On the sidelines of the UNSC high-level assembly, Mr Shringla additionally referred to as on the French Foreign Affairs Minister and briefed him on India’s August UNSC Presidency initiatives.