UNGA 73rd Edition Live Updates: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will deliver her speech shortly after the UN General Assembly in New York. During this time, he could surround Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on the issue of terrorism. Yesterday, Sushma Swaraj and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi were also present at the meeting of SAARC Foreign Ministers in the United Nations. But there was no salutation in both of them. After giving his statement in the meeting, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left for the next engagement before the Pakistan Foreign Minister’s speech.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) September 29, 2018
Sushma Swaraj at 73rd Session of UNGA Live Updates
7:55 PM IST- Indian Foreign Minister talks about Jan Dhan Yojana, India’s largest pro-poor welfare scheme. Over 5 million homes for poor have already been constructed under a new housing scheme, Mrs. Swaraj says. She also highlighted other schemes such as Ujjawala scheme and Mudra Yojana. Under the Ujjwala scheme, 50 million free gas connections have been given so far, she says.
7:45 PM IST- Sushma Swaraj expresses condolences for Indonesia earthquake as he began her speech at UNGA. She speaks about sustainable development goals (SDG) and the commitment of India towards this. She hails the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards achieving SDGs.
7:30 PM IST- Meanwhile, during the SAARC Foreign Ministers meeting, though Sushma and Quraishi were expected to meet face-to-face, the Foreign Minister went out after concluding her speech while maintaining a high alert. Pakistan expressed objection to this, but the Indian side made it clear that there is nothing wrong in passing out of their address and they had to go through the meeting due to certain scheduled meetings.
7:20 PM IST- This session of the United Nations General Assembly is being held in such a time when India and Pakistan are once again facing some tensions.
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 29, 2018
7:10 PM IST- Sushma is the number 5 in the order of the speakers.
7:00 PM IST- External Affairs Minister likely to focus on terrorism, climate change