Focus on India’s engagement with U.N., water conservation projects
India’s engagement with the U.N. and water conservation projects in the country will be among the focus areas of discussions for U.N. General Assembly President Csaba Kőrösi as he undertakes an official visit to India from January 29 to 31.
During his first official visit to India as President of the 77th session of the General Assembly, Mr. Kőrösi will meet with External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar in New Delhi.
Discussions between the two are expected to continue on topics raised during their last meeting in December, “among them the ongoing priorities of the General Assembly and India’s engagement with the U.N. body”.
These priorities are also expected to be on the agenda when Mr. Kőrösi visits India’s G20 Secretariat, and meets with a delegation led by G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant.
In December last year, during India’s Presidency of the U.N. Security Council, Jaishankar had met Mr. Kőrösi here and discussed India’s tenure in the Council, the country’s goals as G20 president and importance of reformed multilateralism.
Mr. Kőrösi had said that he had also discussed maximising synergies on water with Jaishankar. India had assumed the monthly rotating presidency of the Security Council, before its tenure ended, as well as the year-long presidency of the G20 on December 1 last year.
Mr. Kőrösi’s visit to India will include conversations with government officials, leading national scientists and academics, and include field visits related to sustainable water use, a statement issued by his spokesperson said on Wednesday.