UN keen to work with Modi, says India is 'very valuable partner'

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that India is a very valuable partner of the United Nations and he looks forward to working with the new government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Antonio Guterres looks forward to working with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has begun his second term in office, according to a spokesperson. "India is, as you know, a very valuable partner of the UN," Guterres's Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said.

"We will look forward to working with the (Modi) government as it has now taken office. The Secretary-General has worked very closely with the Prime Minister, including, as you've seen, with his work on the issue of climate change," Haq said. Modi was on Thursday administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at a glittering ceremony just before sunset at the forecourt of majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan, capping a landslide win for the BJP which won 303 of the 542 seats.