Russian President Vladimir Putin, other world leaders to attend UNSC meeting chaired by PM Modi – News Vibe24

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, other world leaders to attend UNSC meeting chaired by PM Modi - Times of India
    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin is among many world leaders attending a UN Security Council meeting on maritime security initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.
    Prime Minister Monti will chair the meeting, which will be convened under the chairmanship of India.
    Last year, the Russian president attended a UN video event for the first time – on September 22, the recording of his speech was shown during the UN General Assembly along with speeches by other leaders, TASS reported.
    Other officials expected to attend tomorrow’s teleconference will include Nigerian President Mohamed Bazoum, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
    Prime Minister Monti will lead a high-level open debate on “Enhancing Maritime Security – A Case for International Co-operation” on August 9 at the United Nations Security Council, the State Department announced on Sunday.
    The statement of MEA stated that the meeting, through a video conference scheduled for 5.30 pm. IST will focus on ways to tackle maritime crime and insecurity effectively and strengthen coordination in the shipping sector.
    Prime Minister Monti will be the first Prime Minister of India to chair an open discussion of the UN Security Council, the statement added.
    Several heads of state and government of the UN Security Council member states are expected to attend, as well as high-level newsletters from the UN system and key regional organizations.
    The United Nations Security Council debated and voted on resolutions on various aspects of maritime safety and crime at sea. However, this will be the first time that maritime safety will be discussed holistically as the sole agenda item in such an open, high-level debate.
    “Given that no country alone can tackle the various aspects of maritime safety, it is important that this issue be addressed holistically in the United Nations Security Council. An integrated approach to maritime safety should protect and uphold legitimate “Maritime activities while facing traditional and non-traditional threats in the shipping sector,” said the MEA.


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