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The Ministry of External Affairs today made a statement on many issues ranging from India’s presidency in the G-20 to the border dispute with China. Along with this, he also informed about PM Modi’s conversation with Boris Johnson, who will soon leave the post of Prime Minister of Britain. Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, India will assume the presidency of the G20 in December. A large number of G20 events will be organized across the country during our presidency this year.
PM Modi spoke to the Dalai Lama
On the issue of wishing the Dalai Lama on his birthday, he said, “PM Modi spoke with the Dalai Lama last year as well, it has been a consistent policy of our government to treat him as a guest in India.” He has a huge following in the country. His birthday is celebrated in India and across the world.
India-China foreign ministers meeting
On India-China Foreign Ministers talks in Bali, Bagchi said, “EAM talked about early resolution of all outstanding issues on the border dispute in Eastern Ladakh and the situation in the areas of conflict.” He reiterated the need to maintain momentum for the complete withdrawal of the army to restore peace. They reaffirmed the importance of following bilateral protocols. They are looking forward to holding a meeting of senior commanders at the earliest, the date has not been decided yet.
ED raid on Chinese mobile company Vivo
Regarding the ED’s raid on Chinese mobile company Vivo and the directors fleeing the country, Bagchi said, “We have not received information from the authorities.” It’s a legal issue, whenever we get something and need to talk to China, we have a system of mutual assistance. He said that the companies operating here need to follow the law of the land. Our legal officers are taking steps as per the law of the land. I do not see the reason for such comment in this matter.
Film ‘Kaali’ poster controversy
Arindam Bagchi on the poster controversy of the film ‘Kaali’: Our High Commission in Ottawa has given statements. The organizers of the event have also issued their statement apologizing. I think now it is not being displayed there. The FIR case is not related to domestic, foreign policy.
Refusal to comment on UK internal matter
On the departure of British PM Boris Johnson, the spokesperson said, “These are his internal developments, we are keeping a close watch on it.” PM Modi and PM Johnson have a close friendship. We have a multifaceted partnership with the UK and we look forward to continuing it. We will not comment on the leadership change.
India elected to the Intergovernmental Committee on UNESCO 2003 Convention
At the same time, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy has informed by tweeting that India has been selected for the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) for 2022-2026.