Sushma Swaraj-Mahmood Qureshi meet called off because PMO was not taken into confidence: Yashwant Sinha
The government had last month called off the meeting in New York, within 24 hours after agreeing to it, by citing the brutal killings of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in the city Saturday to attend the high-level UNGA session and will address world leaders on September 29.
Khan has proposed a meeting between foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pak counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September.
The two sides pledged to work together on regional and global issues, including in bilateral, trilateral, and quadrilateral formats.
In a special gesture, Swaraj received US Secretary Pompeo at the airport here yesterday while Sitharaman welcomed Defence Secretary Mattis, reflecting the importance India attaches to their visit.
The suicide bombing that occurred in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan claimed lives of 19 people, including 11 Sikhs and injured 20 others on Sunday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to Sushma Swaraj "to express his regret and deep disappointment at the US having to postpone the 2+2 Dialogue for unavoidable reasons".
The minister went on to “like” over 50 messages, which included curses to her and abuses with communal overtones.
Regional passport officer Piyush Verma said a 'show cause notice' has been issued to the accused officer and transferred him for humiliating the interfaith couple.
Two days after Chief Minister Siddamaiah dared him to speak about achievements of the previous BJP government in the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi responded to him on Friday by listing out B S Y
The upcoming meeting indicates a revival in ties between India and China, which faced a rough patch after a 73-day military stand-off between the two countries on the Doklam plateau.
SCO Foreign Ministers' meet: Sushma Swaraj urges UNSC to take actions against state-sponsored terrorism
Sushma Swaraj today said that terrorism is an enemy of the basic human rights and the fight against it should also identify States that encourage, support and finance the menace.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also landed in Beijing earlier on Tuesday to attend preparatory meetings with the External Affairs Minister on the sidelines of the SCO meeting.
Swaraj's meeting with the Chinese President comes a day after the two countries announced a summit meeting between Xi and Prime Minister Modi at Wuhan this week.
Swaraj met Wang Yi and discussed a host of bilateral issues and ways to step-up the pace of high-level interactions to improve the relationship.