“Terrorism is undeniably the mother of all disruptions today. Our attitude towards it has evolved in the last few decades,” Sushma Swaraj said
This comes at a time when Dhaka has counted more than a million Rohingya refugees living in camps near the border with Myanmar.
Swaraj also highlighted the crucial connectivity projects undertaken by India, including the Chabahar Port and air corridor for Afghanistan, the Trilateral Highway cutting through India, Myanmar and Thailand and International North-South Corridor.
Maldives foreign minister Mohamed Asim’s remarks, as articulated by the Indian side, assumes significance since there has been a diplomatic tussle between the two countries in the last two months.
India had already made it clear that it expected that as a close and friendly neighbour, the island nation would be sensitive to its concerns in keeping with its ‘India First’ policy.
Swaraj impressed upon the need of curbing the malpractices perpetrated by unregistered agents who dispatch innocent people abroad on the false pretext of overseas employment and thereafter abandon them.
Sushma Swaraj said, “With GST and demonetisation, we have shown the world that what we say, we do.”
During her visit, Sushma Swaraj addressed the Indian diaspora at the ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Singapore and reaffirmed India’s commitment to the ASEAN.
ASEAN is India’s 4th largest trading partner, accounting for 10.2 per cent of India’s total trade. India is ASEAN’s 7th largest trading partner.
Sushma Swaraj, who arrived in Jakarta from Thailand on the second leg of her three-nation tour, also inaugurated the 5th Round Table of ASEAN India Network of Think-Tank
Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj remarked that for India, relations with ASEAN region is a key priority and is at the core of India’s Act East Policy.
She said the meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere and the two sides reviewed the whole gamut of bilateral ties.
The girl had secured second rank in the examination following which she got the scholarship for the four-year course, the release said.
Swaraj said the government has noted the Chinese foreign ministry’s statement denying such a link and that it was caused by an earthquake in the region and was not a manmade incident.
Seven Nepalese girls were also among those rescued from the clutches of the crime syndicate, which was involved in trafficking of girls.