UN General Assembly President To Visit India From Jan 29-31

| Updated: January 26, 2023 12:30 pm

Csaba Korosi, the President of the UN General Assembly, will pay an official visit to India and have significant meetings on the General Assembly’s top objectives from January 29 to January 31.

The UNGA President will meet with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in New Delhi during his visit, continuing to discuss issues brought up at their previous meeting in December, such as India’s involvement with the UN body. These issues are also anticipated to come up when Korosi meets with a delegation led by Amitabh Kant, the G20 Sherpa, in the G20 Secretariat in India.

According to the UNGA statement, his visit would also include meetings with top national scientists and academicians as well as field trips focused on sustainable water usage. President Korosi will celebrate Martyrs’ Day and the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination by laying a wreath at Rajghat during his official visit, which is being hosted by the Indian government.

The official announcement noted that among his other public engagements in New Delhi, Korosi will deliver a speech at the Indian Council of World Affairs on the subject of his objectives for the current General Assembly session, which is “Solutions through Solidarity, Sustainability, and Science.”

Prior to the UN-Water Conference in March, the main objective of the tour is to establish connections between the General Assembly and scientists, notably on the water issue. At the National Institute for Transforming India, often known as NITI Aayog, a commission whose main duty is to implement and coordinate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiatives in India, the President will speak with senior officials and specialists on India’s water conservation projects.

The President will visit a water project site in Bengaluru as part of his scheduled field trips. The President will meet with local academics and scientists at the Indian Institute of Science while in the city. Additionally, the President will meet with Shombi Sharp, the UN Resident Coordinator in India.

The International Research Centre of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals, which supports the implementation of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, will be visited by Korosi when his visit to India is through.

The UNGA President will also have meetings with top Chinese government officials when he is there. The UNGA President is also scheduled to travel to Japan in the middle of February, when he will take part in a symposium on water resilience among other things, according to the official release. 

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