Indian diplomat Nagaraj Naidu to be UNGA president’s Chef du Cabinet

New Delhi: India’s deputy Ambassador to United Nations Nagaraj Naidu would be the Chef du Cabinet of the President-elect of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly Abdulla Shahid. This is for the primary time that an Indian diplomat shall be at that put up and his tenure shall be for a interval of 1 yr. The put up is just like the chief of employees or like within the Indian system PM’s Principal Secretary.

Speaking to WION from New York, Nagaraj stated, “As you’re effectively conscious the General Assembly is the principle deliberative, policymaking and consultant organ of the United Nations. Comprising all 193 Member States of the UN, it offers a singular discussion board for multilateral dialogue of worldwide points together with peace and safety.”

Adding, “It is certainly a privilege and a chance to serve below the management of President-elect Abdulla Shahid. We are trying ahead for a Presidency of hope.”

Naidu is a 1998 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, a fluent Chinese speaker, and an avid yoga practitioner. He has served in China and was additionally the National Coordinator for establishing the International Solar Alliance in India. 

From 2017 to 2018 he has served as Joint Secretary/Director General of the Europe West Division and was chargeable for India’s bilateral political engagement with the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Andorra, San Marino, Monaco, and the European Union. 

The announcement was made in a tweet-statement by Abdulla Shahid, president-elect of 76th session of UNGA who stated, “have appointed…Ambassador Nagaraj Naidu Kumar as my Chef du Cabinet.” Abdulla has additionally introduced the appointment of Ambassador Thilmeeza Hussain because the particular envoy to the President of the United Nations General meeting. Thilmeeza Hussain is Maldives Permanent Representative to the United Nations and in addition the nation’s envoy to the US.

Maldives Foreign minister Abdulla Shahid was elected because the president of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week and can begin his one-year tenure from September. He acquired substantial –143 votes within the election course of that requires 96 votes as the brink. 

In a dialog with WION, he stated, “I’m deeply humbled, by this election. I’m additionally on the identical time a proud Maldivian as we speak. This is a good honor for the Maldivian individuals, for the nation.”

The tenure of the put up is one yr and is a prestigious one as a result of authority over the working of the General Assembly. This is for the primary time a Maldivian nationwide is holding the put up and his candidature was backed by India. In his imaginative and prescient assertion titled “A Presidency of Hope: Delivering for People, Planet and Prosperity”, FM Shahid listed 5 precedence themes—known as “Five Rays of Hope”. These key areas are –Recovering from COVID, rebuilding sustainably, responding to the wants of the planet, respecting the rights of all, revitalizing the United Nations.

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