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External Affairs Minister
Sushma Swaraj
will address the annual high-level UN General Assembly session here on September 29, according to the provisional list of speakers released by the UN.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not likely to attend this year’s UNGA session. He had given his maiden address to the UN General Assembly as PM in 2014.

According to the first provisional list of speakers for the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly, Swaraj will address the high-level session in the afternoon of September 29. She had addressed the General Debate last year as well.

The General Debate will open on September 25 and run through October 1. U.S. President Donald Trump who had delivered his first address to global leaders from the General Assembly hall’s iconic green podium last year, will address the high-level session on the morning of September 25.PTI

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