Akbaruddin drew Muhammad-Bande's attention to the long-pending global convention on international terrorism and called for action in the UN body to adopt it, emphasising that terrorism is “antithetical” to everything that the UN stands for.
A veto-wielding permanent member of the UN Security Council, China has repeatedly blocked India's move at the UN to designate Azhar a global terrorist under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the top organ.
As historically the highest contributor of personnel to peacekeeping operations and currently having 6,697 under the UN's blue flag, India has a special interest in ensuring the safety of peacekeepers at a time of growing attacks on them
A veto-wielding permanent member of the UN Security Council, China has repeatedly blocked India's move at the UN to designate JeM chief Azhar a terrorist under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council
"You will see that engagement with the United States during the course of this week in bilateral interactions, in plurilateral interactions and in multilateral interactions," said the Indian Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
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.