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Counsellor in India's Permanent Mission to UN Kajal Bhat said that meaningful dialogue between India & Pakistan can be held only in an atmosphere free of terror, hostility & violence.
Tensions have risen between Pyongyang and Washington in recent weeks, with North Korea calling the US government’s engagement policy a 'petty trick'.
During his meeting with PM Modi, Biden also applauded India’s strong leadership during its UN Security Council Presidency in August 2021, the US-India Joint Leaders’ statement said.
The 76th UNGA is important for India and there are expectation that as the leading voice of the developing world and current member of UNSC, it will take up global issues forcefully.
Abdulla Shahid, the Maldivian minister who will head the 2021 UNGA session, hoped that the 193 member states would take the UN Security Council reform process 'seriously'.
The real battle isn’t in Kabul or Panjshir, it is in the minds of the Afghan people. And India can have an edge there.
During a month-long UNSC presidency that ends Tuesday, India successfully steered the discussions on peace & security issues on agenda including Afghanistan, Syria & Myanmar.
In the 15-nation Council, under India's presidency for the month of August, 13 member states voted in favour of the resolution while China and Russia abstained.
US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said Antony Blinken and S Jaishankar also agreed to remain 'closely coordinated on shared goals & priorities to deepen US-India partnership.'
Without naming Pakistan, Jaishankar said we should not lack courage to call out the 'double-speak' when state hospitality is being extended to those with innocents' blood on their hands.