Newly appointed US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield met India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti as half of a collection of bilateral conferences along with her UN Security Council counterparts.
“Pleasure to fulfill new @USAmbUN Permanent Representative @LindaT_G and focus on priorities of US Presidency of @UN #SecurityCouncil,” Tirumurti tweeted on Sunday.
“We reaffirmed our strategic partnership. India’s vaccine contribution was welcomed. We’ll work collectively to strengthen multilateralism,” he tweeted.
Pleasure to fulfill new @USAmbUN Permanent Representative @LindaT_G & focus on priorities of US Presidency of @UN… https://t.co/7JMMBziMIS
— PR UN Tirumurti (@ambtstirumurti) 1614531064000
Beginning its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the highly effective 15-nation council in January, India had stated it comes into the Security Council as the most important democracy on the earth, representing one-sixth of humanity and “with a robust dedication to reformed multilateralism, rule of legislation, honest and equitable worldwide system, peace, safety and growth.”
Thomas-Greenfield, who formally offered her credentials to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres final week, asserted that “multilateralism is again, and diplomacy is again, and America is again, and we’re able to get to work.”
Ahead of the US assuming the Security Council presidency on March 1 for the month, Thomas-Greenfield held conferences with all 14 of the Permanent Representatives to the UN on the Security Council.
“In conferences with the Permanent Representatives to the United Nations from Estonia, India, Kenya, Mexico, Niger, Tunisia, and Vietnam, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield mentioned the upcoming US presidency of the UN Security Council and conveyed the Biden administration’s dedication to renewed engagement with the worldwide group,” United States Mission Spokesperson Olivia Dalton stated in a press release.
In her discussions, Thomas-Greenfield raised points of mutual curiosity and concern, together with US coverage on regional points, alternatives for future cooperation at the UN, shared priorities within the UN Security Council, and the humanitarian disaster within the Tigray area of Ethiopia, Dalton stated within the assertion.
India’s efforts and contribution in direction of offering important provides of the COVID-19 vaccines around the globe are being extensively applauded, with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres hailing India for being a “world chief in pandemic response efforts”.
India has supplied coronavirus vaccines, important medicines, diagnostic kits, ventilators and private protecting tools to greater than 150 international locations.
Addressing reporters at the Security Council stakeout after presenting her credentials to Guterres, Thomas-Greenfield had stated that the United Nations is the world’s “most necessary discussion board” for bringing folks and international locations collectively.
She stated the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris is aware of that “when America is at the desk and performing in accordance with our values, the United States is an indispensable establishment” for the development of peace, safety, and collective well-being.
“We’re clear-eyed in regards to the tough work that must be carried out, from elevating human rights to reforming the UN itself, to addressing conflicts outdated and new around the globe, and we look ahead to participating our allies and our companions to get it carried out. After all, we’re stronger after we are working collectively,” she had stated in her transient remarks.