• 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, Bengaluru
  • 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, Bengaluru
  • A Coffee Table publication titled, "20 Mission Drive Social Impact Innovations" produced by Economic Diplomacy Division was released by the Hon'ble Prime Minister
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi felicitating the 20 innovators selected through the MEA-NITI Aayog National Social Innovation Contest.
  • Global Technology Summit 2016 Click here for details
  • Global Technology Summit 2016 Click here for details
  • Ministry of External Affairs organises India-Latin Americas and the Caribbean (LAC) Conclave in Guadalajara, Mexico to enhance economic cooperation between India and LAC countries.
  • Ministry of External Affairs organises India-Latin Americas and the Caribbean (LAC) Conclave in Guadalajara, Mexico to enhance economic cooperation between India and LAC countries.
  • Global Technology Summit 2016 Click here for details
  • National Contest on Social Innovation, Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017
  • The Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance was opened for signing on 15 November 2016. On the first day of its opening 16 countries have signed the framework agreement. More countries are expected to sign the framework agreement in the coming days.
  • MEA - ED and BM Divisions along with Cll organized the India- Myanmar Business Roundtable on 19 October 2016 in New Delhi
  • ED Division continues MEAs engagement with Africa by sponsoring the India Africa Health Sciences Meet in New Delhi
  • 18 member multi-sector delegation from Nanjing, China interacting with Shri Nagaraj Naidu, Director & HOD, ED on 16 August 2016
  • Hon'ble Minister for External Affairs chaired Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas Panel-6 on "Edu, S&T & Innovation" on 30 July 2016. The Panel discussed tech solutions for societal problems, edu for tomorrow and Start Ups.
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister inaugurated investment guides for Indian investors who wants to do business with Kenya and Mozambique during his recent tri-nation visit to Africa. The publication was brought by ED Division with support from Indian Missions in Kenya and Mozambique.
  • Indian dignitaries at the inauguration of India pavilion at INNOPROM exhibition in Yekaterinburg Russia
  • ED Division facilitated visit of a Chinese delegation led by Mr Wang Hao, Mayor of Chaoyang district of Beijing Municipality and arranged meetings with officials of Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon and FICCI on 21 June 2016. (Press Release)
  • ED Division facilitates meeting of CEO of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation Mr Gordon Fyfe and Team with Hon'ble Transport Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari and CEO NITI Aayog Shri Amitabh Kant on 16 June 2016
  • ED Division facilitates meeting of CEO of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation Mr Gordon Fyfe and Team with Hon'ble Minister of Finance, Shri Arun Jaitley and CEO NITI Aayog Shri Amitabh Kant on 16 June 2016
  • Inter-Ministerial Meeting on Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Sector in Africa
  • BRICS India 2016
  • Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing & Industry briefing representatives of foreign Embassies on opportunities in food processing sector in India in a meeting facilitated by ED Division on 17 March 2016 at Panchsheel Bhawan, New Delhi.
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Speeches & Statements

Feb

Wed

22

Address by Vice President ''Rwanda, India and Africa: Imperative for Cooperation'' at University of Rwanda, Kigali

I am happy to be here in this beautiful land and to have the opportunity to share some thought with the young people, who would shape the world of the future in their own chosen ways.

I say this in the confidence that your generation would have the wisdom to avoid the follies and limitations of the past and look forward instead to a future for our world in which the operative principle would be cooperation rather than contention and the objective would be mutual benefit rather than selfish greed.

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Feb

Fri

17

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Feb

Wed

08

Welcome address by Foreign Secretary at Implementation and Assessment Group Meeting Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT), New Delhi

Excellencies, distinguished delegates and participants, ladies and gentlemen.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 2017 edition of the Implementation and Assessment Group Meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism. At the Nuclear Security Summit held in March 2016, Prime Minister Modi had announced that India would host this event. It is the first occasion that a GICNT meeting is being held in South Asia and my country is proud to be associated with this initiative.

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Feb

Tue

07

Keynote Address by Secretary (East) on "India and ASEAN - An Overview" at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi

Delighted to be present here today for the Panel Discussion on the 'Idea of ASEAN'. I thank Nehru Memorial Museum for organizing this seminar on this topic, which is both timely and opportune, especially as ASEAN celebrate 50 years of its existence this year. These are also uncertain times for the region, where ASEAN's autonomy, its unity have recently come under stress. Today's discussions provide an important opportunity to analyze these issues. India, as a close friend and partner, is equally affected by developments in its extended neighbourhood. We are prepared to contribute to strengthen ASEAN's importance and continued relevance.

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Jan

Wed

25

Press Statement by Prime Minister during the State visit of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to India

Your Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi,
Friends from the Media,

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Jan

Thu

19

Keynote address by Gen. (Dr) V K Singh (Retd.), Minister of State for External Affairs at the 2nd International Conference on ASEAN-India Cultural and Civilizational Links, Jakarta

Your Excellency Mr. A.M. Fachir, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia;
Your Excellency Nguyen Quoc Dzung, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Viet Nam;
Your Excellency, Mr. Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee, Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN;
Smt. Preeti Saran, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India;

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Jan

Wed

18

Speech by Foreign Secretary at Second Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi

I am delighted to welcome you all to the 2nd edition of the Raisina Dialogue. As they will probably be saying at every international gathering this year, the landscape looks dramatically different than it did a year ago. However, the organisers of this conference may have been a bit more perceptive than most. By accident or design, they have selected a theme – the new normal of multilateralism with multipolarity – that certainly fits the bill for the days ahead.

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Jan

Tue

17

Inaugural Address by Prime Minister at Second Raisina Dialogue, New Delhi

Excellencies,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies & Gentlemen,
Today seems to be a day of speeches. Just a while ago we heard President Xi and Prime Minister May. Here I am with my words. Perhaps an overdose for some. Or a problem of plenty for 24/7 News Channels.

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Jan

Thu

12

Press Statement by Prime Minister during the State visit of President of Kenya to India

Your Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta,
Distinguished delegates,
Members of the Media,

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Jan

Tue

10

Speech by President at the Valedictory Address and Confermet of Pravasi Bhartiya Samman-2017 at 14th Pravsi Bhartiya Divas, Bengaluru

It is indeed a pleasure for me to be present amongst you on the occasion of the valedictory session of the Pravasi Bhartiya Sammelan. On this historic day 102 years ago, the greatest Pravasi Bhartiya of all times Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa.

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Jan

Mon

09

Speech by Prime Minister at the Inauguration of 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, Bengaluru

Excellencies and Friends, to begin with let me offer our deepest condolences to the people and Government of Portugal on the passing away of Mr. Mario Soares, former President, Prime Minister, a great leader of Portugal and a global Statesman.
He was the architect of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Portugal. We stand with Portugal in full support in this hour of grief.
Your Excellency, the Vice President of Suriname, Shri Michael Ashwin Adhin
Your Excellency the Prime Minister of Portugal, Dr. Antonio Costa,

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Jan

Sun

08

Media Statement by Prime Minister during the State visit of Prime Minister of Portugal to India

Your Excellency, Prime Minister Antonio Costa,
Distinguished delegates,
Members of the media,
Friends,
Good Evening, to you all.
Excellency,

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Jan

Sat

07

Address by Gen. (Dr.) V.K. Singh (Retd.), Minister of State for External Affairs at the Inaugural session of Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas [Role of Diaspora Youth in the Transformation of India]

His Excellency Michael Ashwin Adhin, Vice President of Suriname,
Shri Siddaramaiahji, Chief Minister of Karnataka,
Shri Vijay Goel ji, Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports,
My young friends and delegates attending the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention,
Young overseas Indians from four Know India Programmes,
Students from the National Service Scheme,
Students from colleges and universities in Bengaluru area,

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Jan

Thu

05

Speech by M J Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs at the inauguration of the GOPIO Global Convention 2017 in Bengaluru

Friends,
Welcome to Bangalore, the city of ideas, the city where tomorrow is being born today. The future is shaped in many ways, but its seeds are sown and cultivated in the mind before the harvest is visible in daily life. The leadership of any era belongs to those who turn ideas into inventions.

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Jan

Wed

04

Opening Remarks by Gen. (Dr.) V.K. Singh (Retd.) Minister of State for External Affairs at Mid Term Press Conference

First of all let me take the opportunity to extend to you the New Year Greetings of the entire Ministry. Thank you for joining us for this Press Conference on the MEA’s work over the last two and a half years. As you know, the External Affairs Minister usually does a Press Conference once every year. However, given that we have crossed the mid-term of our Government, this is undoubtedly a special occasion – it is both an opportunity to reflect upon both our achievements and to take stock of our goals going forward. Though EAM, Smt Sushma Swaraj ji, could not be here herself, she conveys her New Year greetings to all of you.

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Dec

Tue

20

Press Statement by Prime Minister during the State visit of President of Kyrgyz Republic to India

Your Excellency Mr. Almazbek Atambaev
President of the Kyrgyz Republic,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Members of the Media,

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Dec

Sat

17

Press Statement by Prime Minister during the State visit of President of Tajikistan to India

Your Excellency Mr. Emomali Rahmon
President of the Republic of Tajikistan,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Members of the Media,

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Dec

Thu

15

Address by Prime Minister (via video conferencing) at the Joint inauguration of The Economic Times Asian Business Leader's Conclave 2016 with Prime Minister of Malaysia

His Excellency Dato Sri Mohammad Najib, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Malaysia,
Members of the Management of Economic Times,
Business Leaders,
Ladies and Gentlemen!

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Dec

Wed

14

Address by M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs at the 5th India-Arab Partnership Conference in Muscat

His Highness Sayyid Kamil bin Fahd al Said, Assistant Secretary General for the Cabinet of Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers of the Sultanate of Oman,
H.E. Ahmed Ben Helli, Deputy Secretary General of the League of Arab States,
H.E. Yahya Al Jabri, Executive President of the Capital Markets Authority of Sultanate of Oman,
Fellow Ministers from Arab League member States,
Esteemed Officials of various Chambers of Commerce and Industry from India and the Arab World,
Business delegates,

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Dec

Mon

12

Press Statement by Prime Minister during the State visit of President of Indonesia to India

Your Excellency President Joko Widodo,
Distinguished delegates,
Friends from the Media,
At the outset, I wish to express our sincere condolences on the loss of life due to the recent earthquake in Aceh .

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Dec

Sat

10

Statement by M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs at 9th GFMD Summit Meeting, [Common Space: Compact for Governance of Migration]

Distinguished Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen
It is a privilege to share my thoughts and hear your valuable inputs on governance of migration at a conference of significant importance, particularly in the contemporary context.I wish to thank the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for hosting the 9th GFMD Summit, and for their splendid hospitality.

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Dec

Fri

09

Address by Foreign Secretary at India China Think-Tanks Forum

It is a great pleasure to address the India China Think-Tanks Forum. I had the privilege, along with CASS President Wang Weigguang, of signing the agreement that created this forum in May 2015. It is a source of satisfaction to see the idea become a reality. I also know you have had discussions today on range of subjects – from security architecture and great power relationships to economic experiences and arrangements. Allow me to use this occasion to share with you some thoughts about the evolution of our ties and the broad direction that we hope they take. I understand that your deliberations today were open and conducted in an environment of refreshing candor befitting the stature of institutions engaged in this exercise. It is a good beginning. I hope that this trend will continue as we institutionalize this dialogue mechanism.

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Dec

Mon

05

Statement of India by Minister of State for External Affairs, Shri MJ Akbar at IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Security

His Excellency Mr. Yun Byung-se,Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea and President of the IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Security
His Excellency Mr. Yukiya Amano, Director General, IAEA
Distinguished Ministers,
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen

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Dec

Sun

04

Press Statement by Finance Minister at Joint Press Conference in Amritsar

On behalf of the Government of India, I welcome you all.
My colleague and co-chair, Foreign Minister of Afghanistan, Mr. Salahuddin Rabbani had to return with President Ghani. I am delighted to have Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Karzai here with me.
We have just concluded the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process on Afghanistan.

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Dec

Sun

04

Statement by Finance Minister at the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process

Distinguished Colleagues, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am happy to deliver India’s country statement.
Earlier this morning, the Prime Minister of India shared India’s vision and commitment to a united, stable, prosperous, peaceful and democratic Afghanistan. This Conference today is geared to international cooperation to see the emergence of such an Afghanistan.

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Dec

Sun

04

Inaugural Address by Prime Minister at the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process on Afghanistan

Your Excellency Dr Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,
Your Excellency Salahuddin Rabbani, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,
My colleague Minister Arun Jaitley ji,
Foreign Ministers, Heads of Delegations,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

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Dec

Fri

02

Keynote Address by Secretary (West) at the Fourth India-Central Asia Dialogue

I am glad to have this opportunity to welcome such a distinguished gathering of scholars and experts on Central Asia to this Dialogue. I am also glad that in this fourth edition of the Dialogue we shall have the presence of diplomat colleagues as well, who should bring their perspectives and experiences into the discussion. I thank the Indian Council of World Affairs for their role in this Dialogue and organising this fourth edition.

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Nov

Wed

30

Remarks by Secretary (West) at Commemorative Conference on fifty years of UNCITRAL

Mr. Chairman, Distinguished Guests,
I feel honoured to be invited to speak at this important Commemorative Conference in New Delhi which marks fifty years since UNCITRAL was established. It is a privilege to speak before this audience of distinguished legal scholars and experts.

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Nov

Tue

29

Inaugural Address by Gen. (Dr.) V.K. Singh (Retd.), Minister of State for External Affairs at India - LAC Conclave at Guadalajara, Mexico

It gives me great pleasure in addressing the inaugural Session of the 7th India-Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) Conclave being held in Guadalajara, the busting economic hub of Mexico – long famed for tequila and mariachi music and, of late, emerging as the silicon valley of Mexico.

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Nov

Tue

15

Media Statement by Prime Minister during the State visit of President of Israel to India

Your Excellency President Reuven Rivlin
And Friends from the Media,

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Nov

Fri

11

India-Japan Fact Sheet 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a summit meeting on November 11, 2016. Following the Joint Statement, they instructed relevant authorities to further advance cooperation in the following areas. The two Prime Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to continue annual summit meetings to give strategic directions to broad and diverse bilateral agenda.

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Nov

Fri

11

India-Japan Joint Statement during the visit of Prime Minister to Japan

H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, is currently on an official visit to Japan at the invitation of H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe,
Prime Minister of Japan. Earlier today, the two Prime Ministers held wide-ranging consultations on 11 November 2016, in Tokyo, during which they undertook
a comprehensive review of the Special Strategic and Global Partnership as outlined in the "India and Japan Vision 2025" set forth on 12 December 2015.
They acknowledged the significant progress in bilateral relations over the past two years since Prime Minister Modi's visit to Japan in August-September
2014.Synergising the Partnership

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Nov

Fri

11

Speech by Prime Minister at CII-Keidanren Business Luncheon

I am delighted to visit this great country once again. It is indeed a great pleasure to see so many familiar faces here. I thank CII and Keidanren for
creating this opportunity. I have always considered my engagements with you extremely useful.

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Nov

Wed

09

PM's statement prior to departure for Japan

I will visit Japan on 10-12 November 2016 for the Annual Summit. This will be my second visit to Japan as Prime Minister.
 

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Nov

Tue

08

Press Statement by Prime Minister during the visit of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to India

Excellency, I am honoured to welcome you to India. We deeply appreciate that you have chosen India for your first bilateral visit outside Europe. Last week was a period of great festivities in India. You also celebrated Diwali with much fanfare in London. Your visit today gives us reasons to celebrate the vibrant and strong India-UK partnership.

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Nov

Mon

07

Address by Prime Minister at India-UK Tech Summit, New Delhi

Right Hon’ble Theresa May, Prime Minister of United Kingdom,
My colleague Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences,
Dr. Naushad Forbes, President of CII,
Distinguished members from the Academia,
Eminent scientists and technologists,
Industry Leaders from UK and India,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

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Nov

Fri

04

Acceptance Speech by President at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Chancellor, of Kathmandu University,
Shri Dhaniram Poudel, Minister of Education and Pro-Chancellor, Kathmandu University,
Dr. Ram Kant Makaju Shrestha, Vice-Chancellor, Kathmandu University, Distinguished members of this Senate,
Distinguished members of the faculty,
Dear students, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.

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Nov

Fri

04

Address by President at the Civic Reception, Rashtriya Sabha Griha, Kathmandu

Rt. Hon'ble Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', Prime Minister of Nepal
Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, Foreign Minister of Nepal Sri Hitraj Pandey, Federal Affairs and Local Development Minister
Sri Jeevan Bahadur Shahi, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
Dr. Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State for Defence Mr. Rudra Tamang, Chief Executive Officer, Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office
Sri Ranjit Rae, Ambassador of India to Nepal Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

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Nov

Fri

04

Address by President at India Foundation- Neeti Anusandhan Pratishthan Nepal Seminar

Good evening!,
Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, Foreign Minister, Nepal,
Dr. Lokraj Baral, Chairman, Nepal Centre for Strategic Studies,
Shri Neelkantha Upreti, Chairman, Niti Anusandhan Pratishthan,
Dr. Alok Bansal, Director, India Foundation,
Former Prime Minister, Former Ministers, Members of Parliament,
Minister of State for Defence from India,
Distinguished Guests,
Excellencies, Ladies and Chairman.

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Nov

Thu

03

Address by M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs at the Meeting of Heads of Governments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Bishkek

Your Excellency Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic,
Distinguished Heads of Government of the Members and Observers of the SCO, Special invitees, Dialogue Partners,
Secretary General of the SCO,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

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Nov

Wed

02

Banquet Speech by President during his visit to Nepal

Your Excellency Rt. Hon’ble Bidhya Devi Bhandari,
President of Republic of Nepal
Hon’ble Vice President Nand Bahadur Pun,
Hon’ble Prime Minister Puspha Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’
Hon’ble Chief Justice Sushila Karki
Hon’ble Speaker Onsari Gharti
Hon'ble Ministers of the Government of Nepal,

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Oct

Mon

31

Statement by Dr. V.K. Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs at the 16th Meeting of Council of Ministers of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) in Bali, Indonesia

I would like to congratulate the IORA Chair and our Host, Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Madam Retno Marsudi for the excellent arrangements for the Council of Ministers Meeting and the warm hospitality extended to me and my delegation.

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Oct

Wed

26

Press Statement by Prime Minister during visit of Prime Minister of New Zealand to India

Your Excellency, Prime Minister John Key,
Members of the delegations,
Members of the media,

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Oct

Mon

24

Speech by Speaker, Lok Sabha at the 135th IPU Assembly, held at Geneva from 23 to 27 October 2016, on "Human Rights abuses as precursors of conflict: Parliaments as early responders"

Mr. President and Distinguished Delegates:

The idea of human rights is rooted in human dignity, which is at the heart of human identity. Human rights are universal, fundamental, equal and non-discriminatory in nature. The purpose of pursuing and establishing civil, political, economic and social rights is to preserve and promote human dignity, in all its dimensions.

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Oct

Mon

24

Statement by R.K. Singh, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, in response to statement made by Pakistan during the general debate at the 135th Assembly Session of IPU

Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen,
I wish to exercise our right of reply in response to the statement made by Pakistan

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Oct

Thu

20

Remarks by M. J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs at India-UAE Business Forum, Dubai

It is a privilege to address the intellectual and business elite of India and UAE at our Economic Forum. India and UAE are united by a bridge as ancient as sea trade, as steadfast as our values, as powerful as our heritage and as vibrant as our friendship. Together, we can add a new dimension to our region’s economy and help turn the 21st century into an Asian era.

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Oct

Wed

19

Press Statement by Vice President at Presidential Palace, Algiers, Algeria

This has been a very satisfactory visit to Algeria. From the moment of my arrival, my delegation and I have been overwhelmed with Algerian hospitality, including the presence of the dignitaries who greeted me on arrival at the airport.

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Oct

Wed

19

Press Statement by Prime Minister during the visit of State Counsellor of Myanmar

Your Excellency, State Counsellor,
Distinguished members of the delegations,
Members of the media,

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Oct

Tue

18

Address by External Affairs Minister at Inauguration of BRICS Media Forum

Foreign Secretary Dr. Jaishankar,
Secretary (East) Preeti Saran
Excellencies,

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Oct

Mon

17

Vice President's Lecture on 'Indian Democracy: Achievements and Challenges' at Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary

I am happy to be in this historic city and in this temple of learning. Hungary and Hungarian scholars and travellers are well known in India. Foremost among them was Alexander Cosma de Koros. The Asiatic Society in Kolkata is proud of his association with it and has published many of his research works. His tomb in Darjeeling is a monument protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.

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Oct

Mon

17

Press Statement by Prime Minister during the visit of President of Brazil to India

Your Excellency President Michel Temer,
Members of the media,
Friends,

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Oct

Sun

16

Welcome Remarks by Prime Minister at Plenary Session of BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit

Your Excellency President Xi Jinping,
Your Excellency President Jacob Zuma,
Your Excellency President Michel Temer,
Your Excellency President Vladimir Putin,
Your Excellency Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'
Your Excellency Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,
Your Excellency Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay,
Your Excellency State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,
Your Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena,
Your Excellency Vice Foreign Minister Virasakdi Futrakul,

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Oct

Sun

16

Welcome Remarks by Prime Minister at BRICS Leaders' Plenary Session

Your Excellency President Xi Jinping,
Your Excellency President Jacob Zuma,
Your Excellency President Michel Temer,
Your Excellency President Vladimir Putin,

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Oct

Sun

16

Intervention by Prime Minister at BRICS Business Council Meeting

Your Excellency President Xi Jinping,
Your Excellency President Jacob Zuma,
Your Excellency President Michel Teme,
Your Excellency President Vladimir Putin,
Distinguished Members of the BRICS Business Council.

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Oct

Sun

16

Press Statement by Prime Minister following the 8th BRICS Summit

Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Friends from the Media,

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Oct

Sat

15

Press Statement by Prime Minister during the visit of President of Russia to India

Your Excellency President Vladimir Putin,
Distinguished members of the Russian and Indian delegations,
Members of the media,

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Oct

Fri

14

PM's statement ahead of upcoming 8th BRICS Summit and first BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be participating in 8th BRICS Summit and first BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit on 15-16 October, 2016 in Goa. Prime Minister has welcomed the leaders of the BRICS and BIMSTEC families, ahead of the summits.

 

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Oct

Mon

03

Address by Vice President of India at the National Assembly of the Republic of Mali

Hon’ble IssiakaSidibe, President of the National Assembly, Republic of Mali,
Hon’ble Members of the Bureau of the National Assembly,
Hon’ble President of Committees of the National Assembly,
Hon’ble Members,
Ladies and Gentleman,

 

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Sep

Thu

29

Address by Vice President of India at University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

Vice Chancellor Prof Rahamon A Bello
High Commissioner of India, Shri B.N. Reddy
Faculty of the University
Dear Students,

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Sep

Wed

28

Address by Vice President of India at National Defence College, Abuja, Nigeria.

Rear Admiral Samuel Alade, Commandant, National Defence College Officers of the NDC of Nigeria,
Friends,

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Sep

Tue

27

Remarks by Vice President at Nigeria-India Business Forum, Abuja

Your Excellency, Mr. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria
Distinguished Members of Nigerian & Indian Industry;
Ladies and Gentlemen,

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Sep

Tue

27

India's Statement in exercise of Second Right of Reply during 71st Session General Debate of UN General Assembly on September 26, 2016

Mr. President,
We have patiently listened to our colleague from Pakistan.
They have yet again chosen to stay silent on the tough questions.
This is what we have come to expect from Pakistan. Deception, deceit and denial.
The world still awaits their response.

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Sep

Tue

27

India's Statement in exercise of First Right of Reply during 71st Session General Debate of UN General Assembly on September 26, 2016

Mr. President
In yet another attempt to divert our attention from her country’s continued sponsorship of terrorism, we have heard the distinguished Permanent Representative of Pakistan make a fanciful and misleading presentation on the situation in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Sep

Mon

26

Right of Reply by India in response to a statement by Pakistan under Agenda item 8 at 33rd Session of the Human Rights Council

Mr. President,
We deeply regret Pakistan’s continued misuse of the Council to make tendentious references about internal matters pertaining to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Their misinformation campaign, backed by fabricated facts and figures, on this issue only reflects the desperation that has seeped into their narrative.

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Sep

Mon

26

English Rendition Of External Affairs Minister's address at the 71st UNGA, New York

Hon'ble President,
On behalf of India and on my own behalf, I congratulate you on your election as President of the 71st United Nations General Assembly. Let me also take this opportunity to thank Secretary General Ban Ki Moon for his services to the United Nations, history’s largest peace movement.

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Sep

Wed

21

India's Right of Reply during the General Debate of the 71st session UN General Assembly on September 21, 2016

Mr. President,
I take the floor to exercise the right of reply in response to the long tirade of Pakistan about the situation in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Sep

Tue

20

Speech by Minister of State for External Affairs M. J. Akbar at the UN Refugees and Migrants Summit during the 71st Session of UNGA

71 Session of UNGA
UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants
19 September 2016
INDIA STATEMENT
Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs
Shri M. J. Akbar

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Sep

Mon

19

Right of Reply by India in response to the Statement by Pakistan under the Agenda Item 4 during the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Mr. President,
My delegation wishes to exercise its right of reply in response to a statement made by Pakistan under this Agenda Item earlier today.

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Sep

Mon

19

Statement by India under the Agenda Item 4 during the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Mr. President,
The acts of terrorism are the most egregious violations of human rights as they rob their victims of the most fundamental of human rights: the right to life. This should be clear to any impartial observer of the issue.

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Sep

Sun

18

Address by Vice President at the 17th NAM Plenary Meeting

Excellency, President Nicolas Maduro
Excellency, President Hassan Rouhani
Distinguished members of the Non-Aligned Movement

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Sep

Fri

16

Second Right of Reply by India in response to the Statement by Pakistan under the Agenda Item 3 during the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Members will recognize the irony of a nation that has established a well earned reputation of being the global epicentre of terrorism holding forth on human rights. We all know that terrorism is the grossest violation of human rights. It surely is the height of hypocrisy for a Government that preaches, practises, encourages and nurtures terrorism to venture into the subject of human rights.

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Sep

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16

Right of Reply by India in response to the Statement by Pakistan under the Agenda Item 3 during the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Mr. President,
The delegation of Pakistan has once again tried to misuse this august platform to pursue its political objectives. Pakistan's unsolicited and unwarranted comments pertaining to the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir, which is an integral part of the Union of India, are factually incorrect and bear no relationship to reality.

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Sep

Fri

16

Media Statement by Prime Minister during the State visit of Prime Minister of Nepal to India

Your Excellency Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’,
Distinguished members of the Nepalese delegation,
Friends from the media.

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Sep

Thu

15

Speech by Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar at the 17th NAM Summit

Excellency, Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez
Distinguished members of the Non-Aligned Movement
Ladies and Gentleman

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Sep

Wed

14

Second Right of Reply by India in response to the Statement by Pakistan under the Agenda Item 2 during the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Mr President,
We strongly reject Pakistan’s continued misuse of the Council to make tendentious references about internal matters pertaining to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. This stems from Pakistan’s territorial ambitions over Kashmir that has found concrete expression in repeated armed aggressions. Pakistan continues to be in illegal occupation of a large part of territory in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Sep

Wed

14

Right of reply by India? in response to the statement made by Pakistan during the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

My delegation wishes to exercise its right of reply in response to the statement made by Pakistan.

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Sep

Wed

14

India's Statement on Agenda Item 2: General Debate on the oral update by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (HCHR) during the 33rd Session of Human Rights Council(HRC)

Mr. President,
We thank the High Commissioner for his update on the situation of human rights and OHCHR activities since the last HRC Session.

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Sep

Tue

13

Statement of Permanent Representative of India, Geneva to the Conference on Disarmament

Mr. President,
Thank you for those very kind words. I join others in commending you for the smooth and effective conduct of our work.

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Sep

Fri

09

Address by Foreign Secretary at East West Centre Conference

I am delighted to join you all this morning and share my views on the conference theme of "South Asia Looking East”. In many ways, this has been the great change in my four decades as an Indian diplomat. Having served in Japan, Singapore and China, I have some advantage of developing insights from field experience. In my view, the strategic implications of the eastward interface of the Indian sub-continent are still unfolding. Earlier in slower motion, its quickening pace now certainly elicits greater attention. I complement the organisers for focusing on this subject and am confident you will have an animated discussion.

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Sep

Thu

08

Opening Statement by Prime Minister at the 14th ASEAN-India Summit

Your Excellency Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith,
Excellencies,

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Sep

Sun

04

Press Statement by Prime Minister during his visit to Vietnam

Your Excellency Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc,
Members of the media,

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Sep

Sat

03

Banquet Speech by Prime Minister during his visit to Vietnam

Excellency Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc,
Distinguished Guests,
Xin Chao

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Sep

Fri

02

Press Statement by Prime Minister during the visit of President of Egypt to India

Your Excellency President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi,
Distinguished Ministers and members of the Egyptian and Indian delegations; and,

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Sep

Fri

02

Remarks by Foreign Secretary at Indian Ocean Conference

In his eminently readable account of the history of the Indian Ocean and its invaders, Richard Hall begins by declaring that "Now the monsoons of history are blowing afresh, as the balance of world power swings back to the East. The start of the twenty first century is seen as ushering in a new ‘Age of Asia’, in which the natural unity of the Indian Ocean can once more assert itself.” Reflecting on this observation may well a good way of beginning the Indian Ocean conference.

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Sep

Thu

01

Address by External Affairs Minister, via video-conferencing, at the Inaugural Session of Indian Ocean Conference

Foreign Minister of Singapore,
H.E. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan,
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka,
Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe,
Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia,
Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi,
My Ministerial colleagues from India
Shri Nitin Gadkari and Shri M.J.Akbar,
Excellencies,

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Aug

Wed

31

English rendering of Remarks by External Affairs Minister at Joint Press Interaction during Second India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue

Secretary Kerry,
Secretary Pritzker,
My Ministerial colleague, Nirmala Sitharaman,
Friends from the media,

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Aug

Tue

30

Opening Remarks by External Affairs Minister at the Opening Plenary during the Second India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD) in New Delhi

Honourable John Kerry, Secretary of State,
Ms. Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce,
My colleague, Minister Nirmala Sitharaman,
Co-chairs of India-US CEO Forum, Mr. Cyrus Mistry & Mr. Dave Cote,

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Aug

Mon

29

Statement by Prime Minister during the visit of President of Myanmar to India

Your Excellency President U Htin Kyaw Members of the media,
I am delighted to welcome H.E U Htin Kyaw, President of Myanmar, and his distinguished delegation to India.
Excellency, we are deeply honoured that you have chosen India for your first bilateral State visit abroad.

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Aug

Mon

22

Prime Minister's remarks at the Inauguration Ceremony of Renovated Stor Palace in Kabul via video-conferencing

H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
Foreign Minister Excellency Rabbani
And my dear Afghan friends, sisters and brothers

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Aug

Sat

13

Remarks by External Affairs Minister at the launch of the book "The Modi Doctrine" at IIC, New Delhi

Two years ago, the Modi Government came to power with a decisive mandate. It rode on the expectations of change in our society, responding to the mood of the nation. Before the election, there was a perceptible sense of drift in policy, whether domestic or external. The feeling, particularly among the younger generation, was that India deserved better and we could, in fact, do better. Much of it was focussed on a better quality of life and greater security, especially against terrorism.

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Aug

Thu

04

Remarks by Secretary (West) at Peace and Nonviolence International Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia

Thank you for this opportunity. I would like to express gratitude to the sponsors and organizers of the conference, the Presidential Administration of Georgia, to the Gandhi Foundation - Georgia, to the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the Indian Embassy for coming together to organize this conference. For me personally, it is an honour to be a part of this conference on the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi and their relevance to a very special part of the world – the South Caucasus. I am happy to be a part of what I believe is the first such event on the Gandhian approach being organized in Georgia.

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Aug

Mon

01

Main Remarks by the Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. V. K. Singh at the 7th Mekong-Ganga Cooperation Finance Ministers Meeting in Vientiane, Laos

I hope you enjoyed the film clip. I am pleased to share with you copies of the film, in both its long and short versions, and hope that you will not only be able to spare time to watch them but also disseminate them widely.

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Aug

Mon

01

Opening Remarks by the Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. V. K. Singh at the 7th Mekong-Ganga Cooperation Finance Ministers Meeting in Vientiane, Laos

Your Excellency, H.E. Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR
Your Excellency, Mr. Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam
Your Excellency, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor & Minister for Foreign Affairs of Myanmar

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Jul

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Intervention by Secretary (ER) at the Inauguration of UNPCAP-I

Thank You, Lt General Rai
Excellencies,
Distinguished guest.

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Jul

Mon

25

Speech by Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar at the Inauguration of UN Peace Keeping Course for African Partners

Excellency Ambassadors and High Commissioners from the African Union
Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen M.M.S. Rai,
Ambassador Richard Verma
UN Coordinator for India Yuri Afanasiev

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Jul

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25

Closing Remarks by Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. V.K. Singh at the 14th ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Vientiane

Excellencies, I am grateful to all of you for your views and for having listed out the priorities of our engagement and outlining the future direction of our relationship.

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