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External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar who is in New York yesterday met President of the United Nations General Assembly Dennis Francis at UN Headquarters. Dr Jaishankar welcomed the appreciation of UNGA president on the outcomes of India’s G20 Presidency. The External Affairs Minister expressed confidence that it will contribute to the UN General Assembly’s discourse and deliberations. They also agreed on the importance of reforming multilateralism and giving the Global South its due on crucial issues of our times.

Dr. Jaishankar met UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at UN Headquarters. They discussed how India’s G20 Presidency has contributed to strengthening United Nation’s sustainable development agenda. Dr Jaishankar said, India and UN have coordinated closely in this regard over the last year. He appreciated UN Secretary General’s strong commitment to reforming International Financial Institutions.

The External Affairs Minister also had a meeting with his counterpart from Madagascar Yvette Sylla. They discussed development partnership, millets and rice production, digital delivery, and defense cooperation.

Dr Jaishankar also had a meeting with United Nations Development Programme UNDP administrator Achim Steiner. The External Affairs Minister appreciated UNDP’s engagement with India’s G20 Presidency initiatives. He said, India and UNDP can work together to scale up Indian success stories for global benefit.

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