PM to address UN General Assembly today

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address the United Nations General assembly today.

Zee Media Bureau

United Nations: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address the United Nations General assembly today.

After meeting with US President Barack Obama at the Oval Office on Friday — in what was their first bilateral summit meeting after nearly three years — PM left for New York to attend the UN General Assembly session.

Singh is accompanied by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, NSA Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Secretary Sujata Singh and Ambassador Nirupama Rao.

PM’s delegation deliberated the talks that covered the stalemate in the ties over a civil nuclear deal that was finalised five years ago.

As per the previous provisional list of the speakers at UN General assembly the Prime Minister was scheduled to speak a day earlier on September 27 but the changes was made to accommodate Singh’s schedule to meet US President Barack Obama.

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed the UN General Assembly on Friday. This was his first address to the world body in his second term.

With agency inputs

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