Sushma Swaraj, 65, addressed the UN General Assembly in Hindi like last year.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj slammed Pakistan in her address at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Saturday. Ms Swaraj raised issues like the global fight against terrorism, climate change and the Security Council's reform in her address. Directing her remarks at Pak Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, she said the nation should introspect how it emerged "export factory for terror". Ms Swaraj called on world leaders to gain common ground in acting against global terrorism. Like last year, Ms Swaraj delivered her speech in Hindi. Yesterday, Ms Swaraj and the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed a wide range of bilateral issues, including the situation in the neighbourhood and the Indo-Asia Pacific region.The minister spent a major part of her day on Friday giving final touches to her speech.
Here are the highlights on Sushma Swaraj's speech at UN General Assembly:
Swaraj calls for early start of negotiations for UNSC reforms
India today called for an early start to text-based negotiations for UN Security Council reforms minister Sushma Swaraj expressing hope that a revamp of its top organ will be a "priority" for the world body.
In 2015, the UN General Assembly had adopted a negotiating text by consensus for long-pending UN Security Council reforms, setting the stage for talks on the issue. "Efforts at text-based negotiations on the reform and expansion of the Security Council were initiated in the last
session and more than 160 nations had expressed support for this effort. If we are serious, then the least we can do is produce one text that can be the basis for negotiation," Ms Swaraj said.
Growing question mark on maritime security, nukes: Swaraj
"Terrorism, and the ideas that engineer this evil, are spreading at the pace of a conflagration. Climate change stares us in the face, and threatens us with its dimensions. There is a growing question mark over maritime security," Swaraj said in her second consecutive annual address to the UN General Assembly.
Swaraj Swaraj attacks Pak at UN; asks its leaders to introspect
India today asked Pakistani leaders to introspect as to why their country is infamous as the "pre-eminent export factory for terror".
In her address to the 72nd UN General Assembly session, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke on issues like terrorism, climate change, maritime and cyber security, UN Security Council reforms, poverty and unemployment.
'We Are Fighting Poverty, Pakistan Fighting Us': Top 10 Quotes Of Sushma Swaraj At UN General Assembly
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj gave her second speech at the UN General Assembly. The union minister, praised by many for her prompt help to Indians distressed in various parts of the world, has made it clear that India attaches highest priority to development and prosperity of the region under its "neighbourhood first" policy. Ms Swaraj gave her speech in Hindi. Yesterday, Ms Swaraj and the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed a wide range of bilateral issues, including the situation in the neighbourhood and the Indo-Asia Pacific region." itemprop="description
- Countries still differ on the definition of terrorism and terrorists
- I request all to find an unanimous definition of terrorism and resolve to fight it together
We set up IITs, IIMs, AIIMS, ISRO, Pak made LeT, JeM terrorist camps: Sushma Swaraj
We set up IITs, IIMs, AIIMS and ISRO. What did Pak make? They set up LeT, JeM, Haqqani Network, Hizbul Mujahiddeen, terrorist camps
India and Pak got Independence together. While India is today known as a hi tech superpower, Pak is known as a terrorist state
There cannot be a third party in our problems: Swaraj
- We launched a new process called Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue
- There cannot be a third party in our problems
"We are fighting poverty. But our neighbouring country is fighting us. The country accused of great injustices was lecturing us on human rights violation. Listening to him, people said 'Look who is talking'. The country accused of great injustices was lecturing us," Sushma Swaraj said in her address.
Sushma Swaraj lauds PM Modi's economic empowerment approach to eradicate poverty
- India has displayed courage and leadership to take tough decisions which have launched interlinked process of sustainable development.
- We are turning them from job-seekers into job-providers
- Our contemporary world is trapped in a deluge of troubles of which, surely, the most dangerous is the relentless rise of violence.
India displayed courage & leadership to take tough decisions which have launched interlinked process of sustainable development: Sushma Swaraj
Sushma Swaraj begins speech in Hindi
Like last year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj begins speech in Hindi
Dominica is addressing the General Assembly currently, Sushma Swaraj to speak next.
Ms Swaraj is expected to deliver a stinging response to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi speech, carrying forward New Delhi's effort to diplomatically isolate Pakistan.
India is the eight speaker to address the UN; Nepal is addressing the world body currently
Day After India Slammed Pakistan Over Terror, Sushma Swaraj To Speak At UN: 10 Points
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will address the United Nations General Assembly today. She raised the issue of terrorism and H-1B visa in a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson yesterday as the two leaders met for the first time in a bilateral setting. Ms Swaraj, on the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, said regional prosperity, connectivity and cooperation can take place only in an atmosphere of peace and security." itemprop="description
India has caustically described Pakistan as a country whose counter-terrorism policy was to "mainstream and upstream terrorists" by either providing safe havens to terror leaders in its military town or protecting them with political careers -- a reference to Osama bin Laden.
India on Thursday had said Pakistan is now "Terroristan" -- the land of pure terror.
The minister spent a major part of her day on Friday giving final touches to her speech, in which if there is any indication, based on her remarks at other multilateral forums and bilateral meetings, among other things is expected to include fight against terrorism, reform of the UNSC, climate change and an emerging India's role and responsibilities in the 21st century, news agency PTI reported.
Sushma Swaraj will address the United Nations General Assembly tonight. Ms Swaraj is expected to raise issues like the global fight against terrorism, climate change and the Security Council's reform in her address.