UN General Assembly President-elect Peter Thomson , arrives in New Delhi


New Delhi: Ambassador Peter Thomson, president-elect of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), arrived in New Delhi on Sunday on a two-day visit, a fortnight before the start of the UNGA session in New York that is likely to see a spillover of verbal duels between India and Pakistan over the issue of alleged human rights violations in Kashmir and Balochistan.

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"Advancing India's multilateral agenda. PM @narendramodi receives President Elect of the UNGA, Peter Thomson," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Thomson, who is from Fiji, was elected in June. He is visiting India a fortnight ahead of the UNGA annual session in New York.

He is scheduled to hold meetings with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog Arvind Panagariya later on Monday.

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