Sushma Swaraj’s gruelling schedule at UNGA includes meetings with 30 world leaders

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United Nations: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will see more action on the sidelines of the high-level UN General Assembly (UNGA) session this week than in its chamber, as she keeps up a gruelling schedule of one-on-one meetings with some 30 leaders and participation in several multilateral meetings.

Her formal address to the UNGA, at which she will lay out India`s world view and its global agenda, is scheduled for Saturday during the morning session that will start at 9 am (6.30 pm India time). Listed as the fifth speaker, Sushma Swaraj was likely to speak after 7.15 pm India time.

Dinesh K. Patnaik, the Joint Secretary, UN Political, told reporters on Sunday that there have been 30 requests for bilateral meetings with Sushma Swaraj and she was scheduled to participate in eight meetings of groups.

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