UN Chief Antonio Guterres Begins A 3-Day Visit To India On Tuesday

UN Chief Antonio Guterres Begins A 3-Day Visit To India On Tuesday

A three-day visit by United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres to India will begin on Tuesday. Having just begun his second term, this will be his first appearance

As per the ministry of external affairs, UN chief will first pay a tribute at the Taj Mahal Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai in honour of the victims of the 26/11 attacks. Post which he will speak at the Indian Institute of Technology on ‘India @75: UN-India Partnership: Strengthening Southern Cooperation’.

In addition, Guterres will meet bilaterally with Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to discuss ‘issues of global concern, including India’s upcoming G20 presidency and reformed multilateralism.

Next on his agenda will be to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kevadiya on his final day of the visit for the launch of the Mission LiFE booklet, logo, and tagline (Lifestyle for Environment).

As part of his visit to Kevadiya, Guterres will also visit the first solar-powered village in Modhera and pay floral tribute at the Statue of Unity. According to the ministry, the UNSG will also visit the Sun Temple in Modhera before leaving for his next destination.

On October 28 and 29, India is hosting two meetings of the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee – one in Delhi and one in Mumbai.