New York, Sep 20: Syed AKbaruddin, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), has on Thursday said urged the world community to “act in unison” while addressing the issues related to terrorism.
“Terrorism will always be a theme in India’s external orientation because of our people
have suffered enough and we would like the international community to act in
unison to address these issues,” AKbaruddin said during a media briefing in New York over India’s engagement at 74th United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) session next week.
He said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a call for an international conference to counterterrorism,” adding he will also make a pitch. He also underlined the endeavours India have been making within the context of GA’ broad theme, according to ANI news reports.
“That does not exclude us from addressing very serious challenges and those challenges include terrorism,” he further said.
When asked about the possibilities of a bilateral meeting between US President Donald Trump and PM Modi on the sidelines of a two-day UNGA session, scheduled to kick-off on 23rd Sep, AKbaruddin replied, “President Trump is in New York … You can be certain that it will be during this time.”
Responding to another query related to potential bilateral dialogues between Modi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina over Kashmir or Rohingya Muslim issues during the UNGA session, the Indian envoy said each nation has its specific element and discussing every issue that surrounds those are the only way we deal with our neighbours.