September 24, 2017: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and praised India’s contribution in the world body’s efforts towards sustainable development, peace operations and tackling climate change.
The meeting took place last night after Mrs Swaraj delivered her second annual consecutive address to the UN General Assembly sessions.
She was accompanied by Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin during the meeting.
A readout of the meeting issued by Mr Guterres office said, the UN chief welcomed India’s efforts to implement the ‘2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals’. They also discussed the importance of UN reforms.