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UN General Assembly chief hails ‘auspicious day’ as ‘Second Diwali’

UNGA President Dennis Francis arrives in New Delhi on a go to to India. Supply:X/@MEAIndia

United Nations Common Meeting (UNGA) President Dennis Francis arrived in New Delhi on Monday for a five-day go to on the invitation of India’s Exterior Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar. Upon arrival, Francis expressed his happiness as landed in India amid consecration ceremony at Ayodhya Ram Temple.

The UNGA President, who was acquired on the airport by India’s everlasting consultant to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj, mentioned he’s trying ahead to discussing peace and progress within the nation.

“Namaste, Bharat! Delighted to arrive in New Delhi on an auspicious day when the country is celebrating its ‘Second Diwali’. Looking forward to fruitful discussions over the next few days on Peace, Progress, Prosperity and Sustainability!” Francis expressed his feeling on X after arriving in India.

In the meantime, the ‘Pran Prathistha’ or consecration ceremony was being held on Monday, 22 January, 2024, within the temple city of Ayodhya amid tight safety. The historic ritual of Ram Lalla ‘Pran Pratistha’ came about within the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, saints, seers and a bunch of distinguished visitors.

The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Shri Ram Lalla at Ayodhya Temple was held at 12:30 pm (IST).

UNGA President’s India go to

Throughout the go to, the UNGA President will maintain talks with EAM Jaishankar on key multilateral problems with mutual curiosity.

Moreover holding talks together with his Indian interlocutors in New Delhi, the highest UN official can even journey to Jaipur and Mumbai.

In Mumbai, he can pay floral tributes on the 26/11 memorial. The Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA), on Saturday, mentioned the go to by the President of the 78th Session of the UN Common Meeting (PGA) to India can even be a chance to reinforce the nation’s collaboration with the worldwide physique.

The MEA mentioned Francis’ go to can even be a chance to reinforce India’s collaboration with the United Nations on Indian priorities in addition to the worldwide challenges being confronted by the International South.

In New Delhi, the PGA can pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. He’s additionally scheduled to attend a spherical desk on India’s developments in Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI).

Francis can even ship a public deal with on the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) on ‘Multilateralism and Peace, Prosperity, Progress, and Sustainability’.

On 26 January, the PGA will take part as a state visitor within the Republic Day Parade of Maharashtra.

Belonging to the diplomatic service of Trinidad and Tobago, Francis has introduced his presidency priorities to incorporate peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability. The theme of his Presidency of the 78th UNGA is “Rebuilding trust and reigniting solidarity.”

With inputs from PTI

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