According to the new plan, the large-scale Pravasi Bharatiya Divas event will now be held every two years, with a small affair being organised every other year.
Saudi authorities have put the total death toll from the stampede at 769 and the injury toll at 934.
The NSA-level talks India and Pakistan agreed to hold in September were called off because New Delhi balked at the prospect of a meeting between Kashmiri separatists and the Pakistani PM’s special envoy, Sartaj Aziz.
Sushma Swaraj delivered a speech on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations
“We do not need a four-point proposal. We need just one: give up terrorism and let us sit down and talk. This will resolve all the problems,” said Swaraj.
Sushma Swaraj also listed six key points as takeaways from the dialogue with the most important one being stepping up cooperation in fighting terrorism.
Ghulam Nabi Azad said that a special session would serve no purpose unless action is taken against Sushma Swaraj and CMs of Rajasthan and MP.
Swaraj stressed that the UNSC reforms, expected to come on the upcoming 70th anniversary of the UN, should reflect current geopolitical realities and the increasing role of developing nations.
Sushma Swaraj intervened following her brother’s desperate tweet to the External Affairs Minister.
Noting that Arab region was important for India, Sushma Swaraj said millions of Indians work in this region and contribute to its economy.
Sushma Swaraj, in her first visit to the country as External Affairs Minister, is also scheduled to deliver a public address at the prestigious Diplomatic Club in Cairo to be hosted by the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Germany in April during which the two countries had agreed to broaden bilateral economic cooperation.
Swaraj shot back, saying that “dossiers are not waved, but are given in sealed envelopes”.
During a press conference today, Swaraj said that Pakistan took 22 days to respond to India’s call for NSA talks and that if talks were to happen Pakistan should not involve any third party.
Pakistan Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid reacting to Sushma Swaraj’s press conference said his country will go ahead with NSA-level talks unless India refused to host the meet.