MPs discuss migration, peace & other issues with UNGA Prez

RSTV Bureau

A delegation of Indian Parliamentarians has met UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak and discussed a range of issues, including reform of the world body.

UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak

UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak

The delegation of the Indian parliamentarians included Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury, senior journalist and MP Swapan Dasgupta and Lok Sabha member Santosh Ahlawat.

“They discussed issues related to migration, peace, sustainable development, and United Nations reform,” said Brenden Varma, spokesperson of the UN General Assembly President.

Lajcak, during the meeting here, stressed the role of parliamentarians as important channels of communication to the people.

He also invited the three parliamentarians to participate in the Parliamentary Hearing on the “global compact for safe, orderly and regularly migration”, to be held in February next year.

Commending India’s strong commitment to multilateralism and the UN, Lajcak noted that the country is one of the top contributors to United Nations peacekeeping operations and the United Nations regular budget.