VIF Information Alerts - 24 Feb 2020
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Pakistan hopeful of an imminent Afghan deal
Published: The Nation

03 Feb 2020

A Pakistan-backed peace deal between the Afghan Taliban and the United States is imminent amid Washington’s talks with Islamabad and Kabul, top officials said yesterday. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan had supported the Afghan peace process as it was in the in Pakistan and region’s interest.Click here to read...

India evacuates Maldivians, Bangladesh citizens from Wuhan as part of neighbourhood first policy
Published: The Economic Times

03 Feb 2020

Delhi, in keeping with neighbourhood first policy, has evacuated seven Maldivians along with 323 Indians from Wuhan during second Air India mission to Wuhan following outbreak of corona virus.
The information about evacuation of seven Maldivians (five students plus family members) on Saturday was shared by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar over twitter as he underlined the Modi government's Neighbourhood First policy.Click here to read...

No plan to repatriate Pakistanis in China
Published: The News

02 Feb 2020

ISLAMABAD: The government says the prime minister is most concerned about the difficulties of Pakistanis stranded in China after coronavirus outbreak and no one needs to behave as a champion on this issue. It ruled out the immediate evacuation of Pakistani stranded in China, saying that the citizens will stay in China until full recovery.Click here to read...

Coronavirus scare triggers anti-China sentiment worldwide
Published: The New Indian Express

02 Feb 2020

A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chinese and other Asians. Restaurants in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Vietnam have refused to accept Chinese customers.Click here to read...

Finally, Britain makes historic exit from EU
Published: The Asian Age

01 Feb 2020

Britain on Friday ended almost half a century of European Union (EU) membership, making a historic exit after years of bitter arguments to chart its own uncertain path in the world. There were celebrations and tears across the country as the EU's often reluctant member became the first to leave an organisation set up to forge unity among nations after the horrors of World War II.Click here to read...

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