New Delhi [India]Jan 30 (ANI): UN General Assembly chief Chowba Korosi on Monday praised India’s call for Ukraine and world peace
“We are approaching the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine, which has caused suffering and displacement. This war has caused energy and food crises across the globe. I commend India for calling for peace in Ukraine and the world,” Korosi said in a statement. During the 40th Sapru House lecture.
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Hungarian diplomats who will assume the presidency of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2022 arrived in India on Sunday for a three-day visit at the invitation of Foreign Minister Jaishankar Jaishankar.
Korosi, who delivered the 40th Sapru House Lecture at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) on ‘Unity, Sustainability and Scientific Solutions Through UN’, said the world is standing on the brink and he thanked India for its Keep going and be an active part of the process.
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India has been calling for a peaceful and diplomatic end to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.
Korosi praised the Indian government for its commitment to ensuring the safety of Indian students who were in Ukraine when the war broke out.
“A war that is even unconditionally and mindlessly backwards. I know that many Indians were studying in Ukraine when the war broke out, and I salute your country and your government’s commitment to their safety and security.
“Your fulfillment of human transportation needs also alleviates the suffering of thousands of civilians at home. But the real impact of war, its impact on the multilateral order based on the international rules-based system of trust among our member states, and the public’s trust in the United Nations are far-reaching,” said the president of the UN General Assembly.
Csaba Korosi said the UN can count on India on various issues including the fight against polio. He said that India is one of the important troop-contributing countries in peacekeeping operations. He called India’s leadership in digital infrastructure, from building innovative governance to citizen-oriented services, a “transformative” move.
“We are standing on the precipice. I have been calling on Member States to move from a position of ‘no’ and ‘later’ to ‘yes’ and ‘now’. I thank India for its continued active participation in this process,” said Csaba Korosi.
“We can count on India on many issues, from fighting polio to promoting equality. India is one of the largest contributors of peacekeeping troops,” he added.
Russian forces bombed Ukraine’s Kherson region on Sunday night, a day after an attack that killed at least three people.
In a speech on Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the Russian shelling in Kherson. He said there were “reports of six wounded and three dead” in the latest shelling.
Meanwhile, before addressing ICWA in New Delhi, the UN General Assembly president thanked Union Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and former UN Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi M Puri for hosting him on January 29.
In a tweet, Korosi said, “Thank you my dear friends @lakshmiunwomen and @HardeepSPuri for hosting us last night. We have benefited from discussions about various global challenges, the role of the UN and the work we do in GA to address them Shallow.” (Arnie)
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