New Delhi: While citing the dynamic leadership of UNGA President and Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday lauded his work in revitalizing the United Nations and added that his visit to India will further strengthen multilateral ties with the Maldives.
“His dynamic leadership at the 76th UNGA and his presidency’s priorities, especially in revitalizing the United Nations, have universal appeal. We are confident that his visit will further strengthen India’s close and multifaceted relationship with the Maldives,” Dhankhar said. Maldives Foreign Minister Abdullah Shaheed welcomed.
Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra, on Sunday, met UN General Assembly President Abdullah Shahid and discussed deepening India’s ties with the Maldives.
Secretary Kwatra congratulated the UNGA President on his ‘Presidency of Hope’ and his visionary leadership of the 76th Session of UNGA. Notably, in November, the UNGA President launched the PGA’s President’s Fellowship for Hope – a General Assembly (PGA) facility to promote the empowerment of youth fellowships.
With the generous support of member states, the fellowship seeks to benefit eight young diplomats during the remainder of the 76th session. Shahid, who arrived in Delhi on Sunday, had a fruitful visit, meeting and exchanging views with members of the UN Country Team. Improve India-UN relations.
The UN Country Team invited the UNGA President to the UN House in New Delhi. “His inspiring exchange of 5 rays of hope for unity through overcoming turmoil, Covid and empowering women and youth. Underlines India’s leadership role at all levels for the Sustainable Development Goals,” Kwatra said. Last year, in the opening address of the 76th General Debate, Shahid spoke of his five rays of hope.
“My main focus is to vaccinate the world. We must close the vaccine access gap,” he said of his first hope. The second is sustainable recovery from the pandemic. Third, he pledged to tackle climate change. The fourth hope for her presidency is related to gender issues and the fifth is to promote the rights and role of women worldwide.