According to Pakistan High Commission sources, the mission had approached the MEA to get access to the boy on November 5 so that the process to verify his identity could be set in motion.
The 15-year-old told the minister that he was comfortable in the shelter home where he has made friends, but added that he wanted to be with his mother.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told reporters that Mani has resigned in the highest tradition of democracy, despite no guilt having been proved in the case against him.
The ministers and officials are in New Delhi for the third India-Africa Forum Summit, to be held between October 26 and 30.
“I want to tell you that Russia is India’s tried and tested partner and a real friend. Our foreign policy towards Russia has always been the same,” Sushma Swaraj said.
Thapa’s visit comes at a “difficult” time for India and Nepal ties after Kathmandu alleged that New Delhi has imposed an economic blockade on the country following the announcement of its new Constitution.
Thapa is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. However, no meeting between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been announced yet.
Sources said Yameen’s statements were directed at the UN and the Commonwealth, which have taken a tough stance on former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed’s imprisonment.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan co-chaired the 4th Joint Commission Meeting.
Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said the incident of a Saudi national chopping off an Indian woman’s hand was disturbing and unacceptable.
The memorial is an alluminium representation of ‘Baba and Mai’ or ‘Mai Baap’ – a depiction of the male and female indentured workers who had left the Indian coasts to work as labourers in sugarcane plantation.
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