PM, UN chief discuss issues important for global peace

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rime Minister Narendra Modi and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres shake hands at the inauguration of 1st Assembly of International Alliance (ISA), 2nd IORA Renewable Energy Ministerial Meet & 2nd Global RE-Invest 2018, at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, Tuesday, October 2, 2018. (PTI Photo)

rime Minister Narendra Modi and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres shake hands at the inauguration of 1st Assembly of International Alliance (ISA), 2nd IORA Renewable Energy Ministerial Meet & 2nd Global RE-Invest 2018, at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, Tuesday, October 2, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres and discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to global peace and prosperity.

Guterres arrived here Monday on his maiden visit to India as the head of the world body that coincided with the commencement of events marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

“Had a wonderful meeting with Secretary-General of the @UN, Mr. @antonioguterres. We discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to global peace and prosperity,” Modi tweeted.

“We are extremely grateful to him for coming to India for the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention,” he said.

On Wednesday, Guterres will present Modi with United Nation’s highest environmental honour ‘Champions of The Earth Award’ at a special ceremony here.

(PTI)