PM Modi’s pre-recorded video statement will broadcast at 6.30 pm IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a virtual address at the annual UN General Assembly on Saturday.

The speech would be important keeping the current tensions with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in mind. PM Modi will reportedly make a call for inclusive and responsible solutions for international peace and security which would be aimed at China.

For Pakistan Modi will share his remarks on Terrorism and will likely pitch for more transparency in the process of listing and delisting of terror entities and individuals by the UN sanction committees.

This year owing to the pandemic, UN General Assembly is largely being held online. Like Modi, many world leaders will or are delivering pre-recorded speeches at the summit in New York.

PM Modi’s pre-recorded video statement is expected to be broadcast at the UN General Assembly hall in New York around 9 am local time (6:30 PM IST) and added that he is scheduled as the first speaker in the forenoon.

Besides controlling and mitigating the spread of Corona, the ongoing 75th session of UN General Assembly has strengthening the global action against terrorism in its agenda this year. India is a non-permanent member of the UNSC for two years.

Being one of the largest troops contributing nations to the UN, India will also seek to engage intensively in finalising of mandates for the UN peacekeeping mission, according to media sources.

The UNGA will likely see India highlighting its role as a “pharmacy to the world” while elaborating on its contribution to global cooperation against COVID-19 by aiding more than 150 countries.

India plans to reiterate its commitment to the idea of global partnership under the sustainable development goals, like climate change. India prioritizes inclusive and responsible solutions for international peace and security, effective response to international terrorism, new orientation for a reformed multilateral system, technology for all, and streamlining of UN peacekeeping.

(with inputs from Agency)

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