Krishna meets UNGA President

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 23:35

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S M
Krishna on Wednesday met United Nations General Assembly President
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser here and is understood to have
discussed the reforms of the UN Security Council and other
agencies of the organisation.

Welcoming Al-Nasser, Krishna said his first-ever visit to
the country comes at a "crucial time" when UNGA is considering
the structural reforms of the Security Council and various
other agencies of the United Nations.

India and other emerging economies like Brazil and Japan
have been pushing for reforms of the powerful UN body so as to
reflect the geo-political realities of 21st century.

Al-Naseer said the reforms of UNSC is one of the four
important issues which he would be tackling during the tenure
and appreciated India`s work in the world body.

Noting that the world has been passing through "difficult
times", he said the issues have to be resolved through
peaceful means.

He also said among other important challenge before him
was the theme of sustainable development in the world.

The UNGA President also lauded India`s role in the global
body and stressed on the cooperation between the two sides.


First Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 23:35

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