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UNGA President-elect to discuss UNSC reforms with Indian leadership

Updated: Aug 28, 2016 08:31 IST

New Delhi, [India], Aug. 28 (ANI): United Nations General Assembly president-elect Ambassador Peter Thomson, who arrived in New Delhi last night, will hold discussions on United Nations Security Council reforms with the Indian leadership.

India has been leading efforts for the early completion of long-pending reforms of the UN body.

Thomson will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj among others on Monday.

Besides UNSC reforms, combating terrorism and implementation of the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be high on the agenda of these meetings.

In July, the 193-member General Assembly had rolled over discussions on reforming the world body's top organ to its 71st session, which will be presided over by Thomson as its President. (ANI)