New Delhi, September 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday praised External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. In a series of tweets, Modi said Swaraj made India proud at the United Nations.
Modi added, Swaraj was insightful in identifying global challenges and strongly reiterated India’s commitment to create a better planet.Modi emphasised Swaraj delivered a strong message against terrorism and imperative need to fight it globally.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley too congratulated Swaraj for speech. Jaitley tweeted, “Congratulations to EAM Smt. SushmaSwaraj ji for brilliantly espousing India’s case at the United Nations General Assembly.”
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Swaraj successfully put India’s stand on terrorism. He tweeted, “Congratulations to Smt. SushmaSwaraj on her powerful, measured and nuanced articulation of India’s stand on the issue of terrorism at UNGA.”
Minister of Telecommunication Ravi Shankar Prasad too said Sushma Swaraj effectively reiterated India’s commitment for global peace. Prasad further said Swaraj exposed global threats due to Pakistan fueled terror at United Nations General Assembly.
Earlier, Swaraj hit out at Pakistan for embracing Jihad. ” The money Pakistan spends on nurturing terrorists, that money should be used for shaping up their own citizens, “said Swaraj at UNGA.
Swaraj emphasised India prays for peace for all as we believe in our Sanskrit mantra which is: ” All should be happy, healthy and no one should be sad.”
65-year-old Swaraj arrived here last Sunday and held various meetings with leaders of BRICS, IBSA, SAARC. On Friday, Swaraj had only one bilateral meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during which she raised the issue of terrorism and H-1B.
According to a report from Reuters, countries like US, Britain today asked UN chief Antonio Guterres to address the seven members of UNSC on the situation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
On Friday, India labelled Pakistan as ‘Terroristan’ saying boundaries of Islamabad are safe havens for militants and it gives birth to terrorist to deliver them all around the globe. The statement of Eenam Gambhir, the first secretary in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, was in response to the statement issued by Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi who accused Delhi of hammering down the struggle of Kashmiri people.
Abbasi also said Pakistan is open to Dialogue with India to discuss measures to be taken on peace and security. While Gambhir reminded Islamabad that Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of India.