Saturday, September 18, 2021

EAM S Jaishankar lays wreath at UN Peacekeepers Memorial at UN headquarters in New York

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is in New York to chair high-level meetings in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), laid a wreath at the UN Peacekeepers Memorial at UN headquarters in New York today. Jaishankar was accompanied by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. India and the UN also exchanged MoU in support of partnership for technology in a peacekeeping mission. The MoU was exchanged between India and the UN in attendance of Jaishankar and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Under India’s August presidency, Jaishankar chaired high-level meetings at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).The first event today was an Open Debate on ‘Protecting the Protectors: Technology and Peacekeeping’ while the second event tomorrow, will be a high-level briefing on ‘Threats to International Peace and Security caused by Terrorist Acts’. This meeting comes as the Taliban on Sunday took control of Kabul and placed themselves in the presidential palace in Kabul.

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