LIVE PM Modi in UNGA: PM Modi will address the United Nations General Assembly in a while, the focus will be on terrorism and corona
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in a short while. His address will focus on other 'global challenges' including the coronavirus pandemic, the need to tackle terrorism and climate change. Last year this session was organized virtually due to the Corona epidemic. Let us inform that before addressing the UNGA, Prime Minister Modi has had a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden. He also met US Vice President Kamala Harris. Apart from this, he has also attended a meeting with the Quad leaders.
First bilateral meeting with Biden
After having his first bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House, PM Modi flew from Washington to New York and attended the first individual Quad summit on Friday. Prime Minister Modi and his counterparts Scott Morrison of Australia and Yoshihide Suga of Japan attended the Quad leaders' meeting hosted by US President Biden in Washington.
Prime Minister Modi gave information about reaching New York by tweeting
Prime Minister Modi himself gave information about reaching New York by tweeting. He tweeted and said, 'Landed in New York City. I will address the UNGA on the 25th at 6:30 PM IST. The Ministry of External Affairs said in a tweet, 'Expressing the sentiments of 1.3 billion people of India! PM Modi has arrived in New York to address the 76th session of the UNGA. India's current membership of the United Nations Security Council makes it even more important!'
About 109 heads of state will personally address the General Assembly
The Prime Minister was received at the airport by India's Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu and India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti. According to the second tentative list of speakers, about 109 heads of state will address the General Assembly in person and about 60 will deliver speeches via pre-recorded video statements.
Last addressed in 2019
Prime Minister Modi last addressed the United Nations General Assembly session in 2019. Last year, global leaders addressed a pre-recorded video for the UN General Assembly session in September. It was not possible to be present here personally due to the Corona epidemic. This was the first time in the 75-year history of the United Nations that the UNGA session was held virtual. This year too, the option of sending pre-recorded statements has been kept open for world leaders, as the outbreak of the pandemic continues in many countries around the world. After addressing the General Assembly, Prime Minister Modi will return to India.