India expected to focus on Pakistan, terrorism

Posted September 24, 2017

"We have marched ahead, consistently, without pause" and created IITs, IIMs and AIIMS and "produced scholars, doctors, engineers and scientists", she said, addressing herself to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who had addressed the session earlier in the week.

Swaraj said Pakistan is responsible for no bilateral talks and not India.

"Her (Swaraj's) measured responses in spite of provocations speak volumes of her maturity and tenacity".

"We are completely engaged in fighting poverty; alas, our neighbour Pakistan seems only engaged in fighting us", she said.

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This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

She said that demonetisation was a courageous decision of her government since it challenged black money, one of the by-products of corruption.

But, the incumbent prime minister of PML-N, who according to some observers remained forthcoming as compare to predecessor, gave tremors to the India during his address countering the Indian narrative.

After the meeting, Ivanka took to Twitter and said that she has always respected Swaraj, adding that the EAM was charismatic and accomplished.

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Swaraj said that India has been the oldest victims of the "terrible and even traumatic terrorism".

"Eliminating poverty and empowering the poor are must for sustainable development", she declared.

Describing terrorism as an "existentialist danger" to mankind, Swaraj wondered how the global community will fight the menace if the UN Security Council can not agree on the listing of terrorists.

The ministerial meetings of the organisations in their statements called for the early adoption of the Comprehensive Compact on International Terrorism that was proposed by India in 1996 to ban support for terrorist organisations and punish cross-border terrorism. New Delhi is responsible for undermining the regional peace and stability. If he (Antonio Guterres) wants to reform the peace and security architecture, he will also need to address reforms related to peacekeeping that have been urged for long. The traditional method is through incremental levels of aid and hand-holding. "Our mission is to empower people through economic means". All our economic programmes have a principal goal, the empowerment of the poor... Swaraj also invited Danish participation for investment in India.

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