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Sushma Swaraj is in New York to address UNGA

MEA Vikas Swarup told reporters that Swaraj will deliver India's "vision document" for the 71st UNGA

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Publish Date: Sep 25 2016 11:37AM | Updated Date: Sep 25 2016 11:37AM

Sushma Swaraj is in New York to address UNGA

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reached New York to address the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. She is expected to give a suitable response to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech on Kashmir.


The response however will be focused on Kashmir. India already called Pakistan home to the “Ivy League of Terrorism” and a “terrorist state” that commits “war crimes” by using terrorism as an instrument of state policy.


Outlining India’s focus for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session, New Delhi’s envoy to the UN Syed Akbaruddin had said that terrorism is the “primary concern” for India as well as for nations across the world.


He listed reform of the UN Security Council, sustainable development, climate change and peacekeeping as other priorities for India in the current UNGA session.


Swarup told media that the whole world and the entire nation is waiting to hear from Swaraj who will deliver India’s “vision document” for the 71st UNGA. “We are all looking forward to that,” he had said.


He however did not elaborate on elements of Swaraj’s address but said “I think the broad themes that Akbaruddin has outlined are definitely going to be a part of our presentation at this most important forum in the international community”.