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United Nations, New York, 16 February 2012

President of the General Assembly meets HE Prime Minister Singh and other Senior Government Officials in India

The President of the General Assembly, His Excellency, Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser concluded a three-day official visit to India. Today, President Al-Nasser held discussions with the Prime Minister of India, His Excellency, Dr Manmohan Singh. They discussed UN Reform and Revitalisation, the State of the Global Economy, the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and the situation in the Middle East.

President Al-Nasser also held talks earlier today with the Chair of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr. R K Pachauri, who is also the Director-General of The Energy and Resources Institute of India, TERI. President Al-Nasser commended TERI for its important contributions to the fields of energy, the environment and sustainable development. They also discussed the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

Yesterday, the President of the General Assembly, also held talks with HE S.M. Krishna, Minister of External Affairs of India.The talks covered a wide range of issues including the latest developments in Syria, the state of the world economy, preparations for Rio+20 as well as the General Assembly revitalization and Security Council reform.

At a joint press conference which followed the meeting, HE Minister Krishna re-iterated India’s commitment to the principle of multilateralism and to the UN’s leadership in confronting several global challenges.



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