UN General Assembly News
India has again maintained its neutrality on a UNGA resolution condemning Russia`s annexation of Ukrainian territories India's Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj stated that it was consistent with New Delhi`s "well thought out national position" The resolution, which received 143 votes, with only five countries voting against it, and 35 abstaining, passed with the required two-thirds majority
UK's Prime Minister Elizabeth Truss and German chancellor Olaf Scholz highlighted ties with New Delhi The German Chancellor mentioned his government being involved with India for G7 discussions 3 countries, Portugal, Russia and Ukraine backed India being a member of a reformed United Nations Security Council
US President Joe Biden will address the UN General Assembly session on Wednesday Biden is expected to urge the international community to rebuke Russia's "unjust" war in Ukraine and stand against it He is also expected to raise the issue of reforms in the United Nations Security Council while attending the annual session of the UNGA
French President Emmanuel Macron appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the UN General Assembly session He told world leaders that he was right when he told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the time is not for war French President said during his address at the General Debate of the 77th Session of the UNGA on Tuesday
General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding but carry political weight. Unlike the 15-member Security Council, no country has veto power in the General Assembly At least 788 people have been killed by the junta`s security forces in crackdowns on protests against its rule, according to an advocacy group
Quad is a grouping of four countries--India, Japan, Australia & United States. Foreign ministers of all 4 Quad countries--US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, Indian External Affairs minister S Jaishankar, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi will be present for the face to face meeting, a first amid the pandemic. This will be the first such major diplomatic engagement of the new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.