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PM Modi expected in New York to address UNGA session on September 25

PM Modi expected in New York to address UNGA session on September 25

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address the UN General Assembly in New York in person on September 25.

During his stay, he could participate in the first summit of the Indo-Pacific Quad which, besides India, includes Japan, Australia and the United States.

US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister—Suga and the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison are also expected to address the UNGA session.

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According to a provisional list of speakers released by the UN headquarters, the  Covid-19 situation, which is under sharper focus on account of the Delta variant of the virus which is swirling in the United States, will weigh- in for deciding the final list of speakers. 

PTI is reporting that PM Modi is scheduled as the first speaker to address the UNGA on the morning of September 25.

Modi had travelled to New York in 2019 for the UNGA session, but last year, world leaders, including Modi, had submitted pre-recorded video messages– an option that is available this year as well.

The General Debate begins on September 21 and US President Joe Biden is expected to deliver his maiden address to the world body as head of state.