White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that Trump supports the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ reform agenda for the UN, and was pleased to join nearly 130 countries to support a big, bold reform to eliminate inefficiency.
Swaraj’s assertion in this regard came during her trilateral meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on Monday on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly session at New York.
Bangladesh, which is facing a big influx of Rohingyas from Myanmar, has called on the international community to intervene and put pressure on Myanmar to address the exodus.
The MEA statement said the ministers “emphasised the need for ensuring freedom of navigation, respect for international law and peaceful resolution of disputes”
In a day jam-packed with consecutive meetings, Swaraj will also participate in a high-level meeting on UN reforms, hosted and chaired by US President Donald Trump.
During her week-long stay, Swaraj, leading a high-powered Indian delegation, is expected to hold about 20 bilateral and trilateral meetings with leaders attending the session.
Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj will hold the trilateral meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
In a preview of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s engagements here and her meetings at UN, Syed Akbaruddin said that issues of climate change, terrorism, people centric migration and peacekeeping are other key focus areas for India this year.
Rohingya crisis: The latest flare-up of violence has prompted over 300,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh, which already accommodates as many refugees living in the country.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Indian Envoy in Venezuela Rahul Srivastava has informed that 60 other people were also evacuated along with Indians from the hurricane-hit place.
Sources said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke about the success of Modi’s visit to China for the ninth BRICS summit that concluded last week. The visit took place after a tug-of-war between the two countries on the Doklam stand-off on the tri-junction of India-China-Bhutan border.
Afghanistan has been pressing for greater Indian assistance in defence supplies and capacity building for a long time. Rabbani further said that his country’s friendship with India does not mean hostility to any other country and that it is not a zero-sum game.
Irma is said to be the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic in a centurty. Meanwhile, another powerful storm, Jose, is pummeling through an already ravaged Caribbean.
According to a tweet by the Indian Embassy in Russia, Sushma Swaraj also said that there was no way this friendship could get weak.
Sushma Swaraj is visiting Russia at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev.