Sushma Urges Indian Nationals in Berlin to Return to Their Homeland

\'I would also like to appeal to the people, who wish to continue to stay here that at least keep your one foot in your own country.\' Said Swaraj

Published: 27th August 2015 10:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2015 10:57 AM   |  A+A-


External Affairs Minister Sushma Swarah meets Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany in Berlin on Wednesday. (PTI)


BERLIN: The visiting External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, on Thursday urged the Indian community in Berlin to return to their homeland.

“You left the country just like others in search of a livelihood but today India is changing,” said Swaraj, adding that now there are a lot of opportunities in the country.

She also said that now is the right time for the people to return to India.

“I would also like to appeal to the people, who wish to continue to stay here that at least keep your one foot in your own country. If the father is here, son should go back to his own country or if the son is here, the father should return to his own country (India),” Swaraj said.

The External Affairs Minister also used the occasion to highlight New Delhi’s commitment for the Indian nationals staying abroad.

“There have been three challenges in India which I saw myself. First in Iraq then in Libya and later in Yemen. Those people were living a healthy life there and suddenly everything changed….. We rescued 6,200 people from Yemen, including 48 Indian nationals,” said Swaraj.

“I’m giving you small examples that show India is changing,” she added.

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