VIF Information Alerts - 13 August 2019
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'Donald Trump has made it clear mediation offer on Kashmir not on table anymore'
Published: The Hindu BusinessLine

13 Aug 2019

US President Donald Trump has made it clear that his offer of mediation on Kashmir is not on the table any more, the Indian Ambassador to the US has said. Ambassador Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that America’s decades-old policy on Kashmir is that there will be no mediation, instead, they want India and Pakistan to resolve their differences bilaterally.Click here to read...

Don’t live in fool’s paradise, wage a new struggle to get support of UNSC: Qureshi
Published: The Asian Age

13 Aug 2019

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has asked his countrymen not to live in a "fool's paradise" as he highlighted that it will not be easy for Islamabad to get the support of the UN Security Council as well as from the Muslim world against India's decision to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir's special status.
Addressing the media in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on Monday, Qureshi asked Pakistanis to "wage a new struggle" to get the support of the UNSC members. "You (people) should not in live fool's paradise. Nobody will be standing there (in the UNSC) with garlands in hands...Nobody will be there waiting for you," he said.Click here to read...

'Indo-China relations depends on mutual sensitivity'
Published: Deccan Herald

12 Aug 2019

The future of the India-China relationship will depend on "mutual sensitivity" to each other's core concerns, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Monday as he underlined the need to "exploit" the positive outcomes of the Wuhan Summit to take bilateral ties to a new level and build strong public support in both societies.

Addressing the members of Indian and Chinese delegations for the 2nd meeting of the India-China High-Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges here, Jaishankar said he positive meetings with the Chinese leadership on bilateral and international issues of common concern.Click here to read...

India, China sign 4 agreements to strengthen people-to-people ties
Published: India Today

12 Aug 2019

India and China on Monday signed four agreements to further strengthen the cultural and people-to-people ties between the two neighbours and ancient civilisations. The two countries signed four agreements on cultural exchanges, healthcare, sports and cooperation in museum management, according to an official statement.Click here to read...

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