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Diplomats of about 20 countries, including European nations, are expected to visit Jammu and Kashmir by the end of this week(AFP)

Fresh batch of foreign diplomats to visit Jammu and Kashmir this week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Representatives of the Indian government and countries involved in the visit are very tight-lipped about the schedule and planned meetings.
Harsh Vardhan Shringla also noted that this year marked an important milestone as India and China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.(PTI)
Harsh Vardhan Shringla also noted that this year marked an important milestone as India and China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.(PTI)

For foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, it is neighbourhood first

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Since PM Narendra Modi took office in 2014, the government has focused on cementing and improving ties with its neighbours.
15 Foreign envoy poses for a photograph on the banks of Dal Lake during their visit to Srinagar on Thursday(ANI)
15 Foreign envoy poses for a photograph on the banks of Dal Lake during their visit to Srinagar on Thursday(ANI)

70 trips in 1 year: Govt may have followed China model in arranging foreign envoys’ J-K visit

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 05:04 PM IST
China has organised similar tours – as many as 70 since December 2018 -- -- in the far-flung northwestern province of Xinjiang.
The envoys will meet the Lieutenant Governor and members of the civil society.(PTI Photo)
The envoys will meet the Lieutenant Governor and members of the civil society.(PTI Photo)

Foreign envoys, minus those from EU, reach Jammu and Kashmir

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 11:38 AM IST
Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Mike Pompeo discussed further strengthening of the partnership between India and the US building on the excellent progress made in 2019(India in USA/Twitter)
Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Mike Pompeo discussed further strengthening of the partnership between India and the US building on the excellent progress made in 2019(India in USA/Twitter)

India close to concluding a trade package with US: Envoy

Washington | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Shringla made the comments while addressing a group of Indian-American entrepreneurs during a farewell lunch on Friday organised for him by TiE DC, a regional chapter of the global non-profit membership and mentoring organization for entrepreneurs.
Russian Federation Ambassador to India Nikolay Rishatovich Kudashev on Monday said his country was well-prepared to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Russian Federation Ambassador to India Nikolay Rishatovich Kudashev on Monday said his country was well-prepared to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Russia awaits PM Modi’s participation in Moscow parade 2020: Envoy

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 08:50 AM IST
The Indian unit of the France-based International Human Rights Defence Committee was launched on the occasion.
In an October 8 tweet, Trump had described his ambassador to the European Union as “a really good man and great American.(AP FILE)
In an October 8 tweet, Trump had described his ambassador to the European Union as “a really good man and great American.(AP FILE)

Don’t know him well: Trump after testimony by envoy he once called ‘a good man’

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 08:17 AM IST
Democrats are investigating Trump for allegedly abusing his office by pressing a foreign power -- Ukraine -- to interfere on his behalf in the 2020 US election.
United States wants the United Nations to take up the Dalai Lama’s succession in an intensifying bid(ANI Photo)
United States wants the United Nations to take up the Dalai Lama’s succession in an intensifying bid(ANI Photo)

US wants UN to take up Dalai Lama succession: Envoy

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2019 07:15 AM IST
Sam Brownback, the US ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said he spoke at length about the succession issue with the 84-year-old Dalai Lama last week in the monk’s home-in-exile of Dharamsala, India.
HT Image
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‘Referendum 2020’ a bogus issue: Indian envoy

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2019 12:57 AM IST
China’s new ambassador to India, Sun Weidong.(ANI image)
China’s new ambassador to India, Sun Weidong.(ANI image)

China wants to see India, Pakistan resolve disputes peacefully, says envoy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 05:35 AM IST
China’s new ambassador to India, Sun Weidong, in an interview with Hindustan Times, speaks on a wide range of issues on relations between India and China.
Senior officials of the Ministry of External Affairs briefed envoys of several countries after Parliament passed a resolution to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and a bill to reorganize the state(ANI)
Senior officials of the Ministry of External Affairs briefed envoys of several countries after Parliament passed a resolution to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and a bill to reorganize the state(ANI)

India briefs foreign envoys on scrapping Article 370, J-K bifurcation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 05:49 AM IST
Besides the P5 states, more briefings were arranged after members of the diplomatic community expressed interest in getting the Indian government’s take on the developments.
The new row centered around a statement by Scotland Yard’s assistant commissioner Neil Basu .(FILE PHOTO.)
The new row centered around a statement by Scotland Yard’s assistant commissioner Neil Basu .(FILE PHOTO.)

Scotland Yard under fire over probe into envoy’s email leak

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 06:39 PM IST
Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, who organized a conference on threat to media freedom across the world this week, defended the right of the press to publish Darroch’s leaked emails that described the Trump administration as ‘inept, insecure and incompetent’, among other remarks.
Britain’s ambassador in the United States has described President Donald Trump and his administration as “inept” and “uniquely dysfunctional”, according to leaked diplomatic memos published by the Mail on Sunday.(AFP Photo)
Britain’s ambassador in the United States has described President Donald Trump and his administration as “inept” and “uniquely dysfunctional”, according to leaked diplomatic memos published by the Mail on Sunday.(AFP Photo)

UK’s top envoy in US says Trump administration inept, dysfunctional: Report

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 03:29 PM IST
Ambassador Kim Darroch reportedly said Trump’s presidency could “crash and burn” and “end in disgrace”, in the cache of secret cables and briefing notes sent back to Britain seen by the newspaper.
A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran. (REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/Files)
A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran. (REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/Files)

US will sanction any country that imports Iranian oil: Special envoy

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 08:58 PM IST
U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking an unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran’s downing of an unmanned American drone last week.
Balanced trade is likely to be on the top of the agenda when President Xi Jinping visits India later this year.(Reuters File Photo)
Balanced trade is likely to be on the top of the agenda when President Xi Jinping visits India later this year.(Reuters File Photo)

Trade deficit with China could become politically sensitive: Indian envoy

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2019 03:22 PM IST
“The trade deficit with China is not economically sustainable and it can also become politically sensitive if we don’t take steps to address the deficit,”ambassador Vikram Misri has said.
Vikram Misri, India’s envoy Beijing, career diplomat Sun Weidong on his appointment China’s ambassador to India on Wednesday.(Vikram Misri/Twitter)
Vikram Misri, India’s envoy Beijing, career diplomat Sun Weidong on his appointment China’s ambassador to India on Wednesday.(Vikram Misri/Twitter)

China appoints career diplomat Sun Weidong as new envoy to India

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 11:02 PM IST
Sun takes over at a time when the diplomatic corps of the two countries are preparing for President Xi Jinping’s visit to India in October for the second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Kim Hyok Chol, who led North Korea’s working-level talks in the runup to the Hanoi summit, is alive and in state custody, according to reports.(AP FILE)
Kim Hyok Chol, who led North Korea’s working-level talks in the runup to the Hanoi summit, is alive and in state custody, according to reports.(AP FILE)

Supposedly executed former North Korean nuclear envoy is alive, but in custody: Report

Seoul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 11:51 AM IST
There has been a series of conflicting reports over the past five days about shakeups in the North’s team that steered negotiations with the United States after a failed summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in Hanoi in February.
Media reports claimed that additional scrutiny was thrust upon the guests attending the party by Pakistani security officials, who also forced many to return from the event.(ANI)
Media reports claimed that additional scrutiny was thrust upon the guests attending the party by Pakistani security officials, who also forced many to return from the event.(ANI)

Guests turned away by Pak officials at Indian envoy’s Iftar party: Report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 02:23 PM IST
Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria told ANI on Sunday that “such intimidatory tactics” are “counter-productive” for bilateral relations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have met three times since Wuhan to “lead the waves of the two countries’ relations” and at least three Chinese ministers have visited India in the last one year.(AP PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have met three times since Wuhan to “lead the waves of the two countries’ relations” and at least three Chinese ministers have visited India in the last one year.(AP PHOTO)

India, China should sign friendship treaty, free trade deal: Chinese envoy

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 05:11 PM IST
Luo is on his way back after a nearly three-year stint as the Chinese envoy to India and is expected to be promoted as a vice foreign minister. His lengthy article in Chinese for The Paper possibly indicates Sino-India bilateral ties are likely to remain positive as the two countries prepare for Xi’s India visit later this year.
To reduce Iran’s crude oil export to zero, the US ended on May 2 waivers that had allowed the top buyers of Iranian oil, including India, to continue their imports for six months.(Bloomberg)
To reduce Iran’s crude oil export to zero, the US ended on May 2 waivers that had allowed the top buyers of Iranian oil, including India, to continue their imports for six months.(Bloomberg)

‘India stopped purchasing Iranian oil after US waivers expired’: Envoy

Washington | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 03:46 PM IST
The US reimposed sanctions on Iran in November after pulling out of a 2015 nuclear accord between Tehran and six world powers
India must have a permanent seat in the UN Security Council as its absence hurts the credibility of the UN system, Germany’s new Ambassador to India Walter J Lindner said Tuesday.(Reuters)
India must have a permanent seat in the UN Security Council as its absence hurts the credibility of the UN system, Germany’s new Ambassador to India Walter J Lindner said Tuesday.(Reuters)

‘India must have permanent seat in UN Security Council’, says German ambassador

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2019 05:09 PM IST
At present, there are five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council -- China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the US.
This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing since 2017 with 1970 ceasefire violations, it said.(HT Photo)
This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing since 2017 with 1970 ceasefire violations, it said.(HT Photo)

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ‘ceasefire violations’

Islamabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 12:05 AM IST
The Foreign Office said: “the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary (WB) are continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons”.
Talking about the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) proposed by China, Liyou said it is directed by a mutually constructed and shared vision and China is a great supporter for multilateralism(Arvind-Yadav-HT-Photo)
Talking about the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) proposed by China, Liyou said it is directed by a mutually constructed and shared vision and China is a great supporter for multilateralism(Arvind-Yadav-HT-Photo)

We want balanced trade with India: Chinese envoy

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 06:21 PM IST
There is greater need for boosting trade and investment between the two countries, he said on economic ties between the two countries.
Mahmood had quietly worked behind the scenes to try and improve ties by focussing on humanitarian issues such as the release of prisoners.(Photo Credit: Twitter - Govt. Of Pakistan)
Mahmood had quietly worked behind the scenes to try and improve ties by focussing on humanitarian issues such as the release of prisoners.(Photo Credit: Twitter - Govt. Of Pakistan)

Moazzam Khan tipped to be Pakistan’s new envoy to India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 03:51 AM IST
Currently Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Khan was also in the race for the foreign secretary’s post though he is several rungs below Mahmood in the seniority list, the people cited above said.
Post the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Februar tensions were at a peak after an Indian combat jet was shot down in an engagement along the Line of Control and its pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, was captured and briefly held by Pakistan.(PTI PHOTO)
Post the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Februar tensions were at a peak after an Indian combat jet was shot down in an engagement along the Line of Control and its pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, was captured and briefly held by Pakistan.(PTI PHOTO)

China played constructive role in reducing India-Pakistan tensions: Chinese envoy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 10:23 PM IST
China’s foreign ministry had acknowledged last month that the country played a role in reducing tensions after India and Pakistan came close to firing missiles at each other on February 27.
Amal Clooney’s leading work on human rights means she is ideally placed to ensure this campaign has real impact for journalists.(REUTERS PHOTO)
Amal Clooney’s leading work on human rights means she is ideally placed to ensure this campaign has real impact for journalists.(REUTERS PHOTO)

Amal Clooney named UK’s special envoy on media freedom

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 05:20 PM IST
The Foreign Office noted that 2018 was the deadliest year for journalists, with 99 killed, 348 detained and 60 taken hostage by non-state groups, adding that the panel would support countries to repeal outdated laws and strengthen mechanisms to protect journalists.
Pakistan’s acting foreign secretary on Wednesday summoned the Indian High Commissioner to lodge the country’s protest and condemnation of the acquittal of all four accused in the Samjhauta terror attacks by an NIA Court.(PTI File Photo)
Pakistan’s acting foreign secretary on Wednesday summoned the Indian High Commissioner to lodge the country’s protest and condemnation of the acquittal of all four accused in the Samjhauta terror attacks by an NIA Court.(PTI File Photo)

Pak summons Indian envoy to protest freeing of Samjhauta blast case suspects

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 10:09 PM IST
Saying that the acquittal of the four accused “makes a travesty of justice”, Pakistan called upon India to explore judicial remedies to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang answers questions during a news conference in Beijing.(REUTERS)
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang answers questions during a news conference in Beijing.(REUTERS)

China silent on Pak minister’s statement to send special envoy to New Delhi, Islamabad

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 07:08 PM IST
China on Monday refused to comment on Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mohammed Qureshi’s statement that Beijing was preparing to send a special envoy to Islamabad and New Delhi to mediate in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.
The Congress party on Thursday called off a meeting of its president Rahul Gandhi with envoys and senior diplomats of G20 nations. (Photo by Siddharaj Solanki / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
The Congress party on Thursday called off a meeting of its president Rahul Gandhi with envoys and senior diplomats of G20 nations. (Photo by Siddharaj Solanki / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Rahul Gandhi’s meet with envoys of G20 nations called off after Pulwama attack

New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi and Rezaul H Lashkar
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 01:15 AM IST
French ambassador Alexandre Ziegler too was expected to attend the meeting against the backdrop of the controversy over the purchase of 36 Rafale combat jets under an inter-governmental agreement between India and France.
The Beijing’s envoy has said all Indian pilgrims were welcome to the country.(PTI)
The Beijing’s envoy has said all Indian pilgrims were welcome to the country.(PTI)

China welcomes all pilgrims from India: Envoy

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 11:51 PM IST
The ruling party’s attack on Gandhi came after the Congress president told a public meeting in Odisha that the Chinese ministers had told him during his Kailash Mansarovar visit in August-September last year that job creation was not a problem in their country.
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