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UNGA Prez-elect says had successful meeting with PM Modi

Press Trust of India  |  United Nations 

President-elect of the Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces today said that she had a successful meeting with in New where the two agreed on the importance of improving the efficiency of the world body.

Garces called on Modi in New yesterday and shared her priorities for the upcoming session of the General Assembly.

The two discussed the need for a stronger UN action on major global challenges including terrorism, a statement from the (PMO) said.

"Successful meeting with the PM of @narendramodi on my arrival to I shared my priorities. We agreed on the importance of implementing commitments and improving the efficiency of the UN," Garces said in a tweet.

She also expressed gratitude for India's support to her office.

"We will continue working together," Garces said.

During the meeting in New Delhi, Modi congratulated Garces on her election to the post of of the 73rd

assured her of India's full and constructive cooperation in discharging her new responsibilities.

"They discussed the need for stronger UN action on major global challenges including terrorism, reform and climate change," the PMO statement said.

The in June overwhelmingly elected Garces as its next president, making her only the fourth woman to lead the 193-member world body in its 73-year history.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 21:00 IST
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