[New Delhi] India Recognises UN Restrictions not Repeat Not USA :Iran
India today said it will continue trading with Iran and Venezuela despite US sanctions
“We only recognise UN sanctions. We do not recognise any country-specific sanctions,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said at a press conference.
She made the remarks while responding to a question on whether US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela will hit India’s oil imports from the two countries.
The external affairs minister also said that India does not make foreign policy under any pressure from any country.
Earlier this month, the US had pulled out from the landmark Iran nuclear deal of 2015 under which Tehran had agreed to stop its sensitive nuclear activities in return for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions.
Announcing the decision, President Donald Trump had reimposed sanctions against Iran which were suspended after the nuclear deal was finalised three years back.
The US had also announced tightening sanctions against Venezuela following re-election of President Nicolas Maduro.
Iran is India’s third largest oil supplier. Venezuela is also one of the major suppliers of oil to India.
Swaraj also ruled out using cryptocurrency in oil trade with Venezuela saying the Reserve Bank of India had banned it.
Hours before she held a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
China, Russia and several European nations have been trying to salvage the deal.
Iran had struck the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) with the US, the UK, Russia, China, France and Germany after years of negotiations.
[New Delhi]PM Of India Greets World,on U N’s 1st International Day of Yoga And Appealed To Pledge to Make Yoga an Integral Part of Daily Lives
PM Of India Greets the People Around the World, on 1st #InternationalDayofYoga
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has greeted the people around the world, on 1st International Day of Yoga.
Shri Modi Said
Greetings to people around the world on 1st International Day of Yoga!
Lets pledge to make Yoga an integral part of our daily lives
Prime Minister Of India said,In some parts of the world, the 1st rays of the sun have already been welcomed by people practicing Yoga.This will continue across the world”,
Earlier PM urged everyone to be a part of the first International Yoga Day celebrations
[New Delhi]Hello ITU ,We wish you a very Happy Birthday!” Your Devotion, For Making The World a Global Village, has left a deep World Wide impact on International society”
International Telecommunication Union[ITU] was formed on 17 May 1865 at the International Telegraph Convention.There are 193 member states of the ITU, which includes 192 UN member states (all except Palau) and Vatican City
ITU became a United Nations specialized agency in 1947.I T U is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies
It is based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a member of the United Nations Development Group it is an intergovernmental public-private partnership organization since its inception. Its membership includes 193 Member States and around 700 public and private sector companies as well as international and regional telecommunication entities, known as Sector Members and Associates, which undertake most of the work of each Sector
[New Delhi] Use Present Unique Opportunity& PositionIndia in a Leading Role:PM To DiplomatsPrime Minister Sh Narendra Modi today inaugurated 4 Dayer conference of over 110 Heads of Indian Missions and paid homage to those officials who sacrificed their lives while serving the country abroad.
The Prime Minister, in his address after inaugurating the four-day conference, spelt the ways in which the diplomats can contribute to the country’s development.
With the theme ‘Diplomacy for Development’, the meet will brainstorm the projection of India abroad and perennials of foreign policy
P M, Shri Modi, said that the present global environment represents a rare opportunity, when the world is keen to embrace India, and India is moving forward with confidence.
Addressing Heads of Indian Missions from across the world, the Prime Minister urged them to use this unique opportunity to help India position itself in a leading role, rather than just a balancing force, globally. Urging them to shed old mindsets, the Prime Minister said they should be quick to adapt to changing global situations.
Emphasizing the role of “Heads of Missions” in projecting India to the world, the Prime Minister described them as “shining vibrant representatives” (tejasvi, jeevant anshpunj) of India’s glorious heritage. He urged them to work ceaselessly and with a clear mind, on India’s development priorities, and to advance India’s interests abroad.
Speaking of conflicts in the twenty-first century, the Prime Minister said there were new “actors” and new “threats” to global peace and prosperity, and added that India, which always stood for “Vishva-Bandhutva” and peace – the brotherhood of the world – had a great responsibility in helping the world counter these challenges to peace.
On the challenge of climate change, the Prime Minister said protecting the environment is part of India’s cultural heritage, and therefore, India must take the lead in countering this challenge, and also work towards a change in global attitudes towards the challenges of climate change. He said Indian culture was replete with illustrations which indicated “prakriti-prem” – “love for nature.”
The Prime Minister credited the Indian diplomatic community for their success in the International Day of Yoga being adopted by the United Nations in record time, with a record number of co-sponsors.
He said Yoga should be projected as a possible solution to common everyday problems of people across the world, including stress management.
The Prime Minister said the NITI Aayog has recognized the Indian diaspora as a great strength of our nation, and Heads of Missions must come up with innovative ways, in which to positively build upon this strength.
The Prime Minister called for preparing a compendium of best practices of Missions across the world, and spreading them horizontally.
The Union Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj, the MoS for External Affairs Gen[retd] V.K Singh, and the Foreign Secretary, S. Jaishankar, were present on the occasion.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi Paying homage to the commemorating officers who laid down their lives in national service at Heads of Missions Conference, in New Delhi on February 07, 2015.
The Union Minister for External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs, Smt. Sushma Swaraj is also seen.
International Day of Yoga’ Will Be Observed On 21st June .Indian P M expresses joy on This Declaration From United Nations 177 countries have supported Earlier Call Of Indian PM In UNGA
Prime Minister Of India Narendra modi expressed joy on UN declaring 21st June as ‘International Day of Yoga’
Prime Minister Shri Modi has welcomed the UN decision of declaring 21st June as ‘International Day of Yoga’
“Elated! Have no words to describe my joy on the UN declaring 21st June as ‘International Day of Yoga.’ I fully welcome the decision.
I profusely thank all 177 Nations across the world who co-sponsored the resolution to declare 21st June as ‘International Day of Yoga.Countless people across the world made Yoga an integral part of their lives.Congrats to them!This will inspire many more people towards Yoga.
The PM Said Yoga has the power to bring the entire humankind together! It beautifully combines Gyan (knowledge), Karm (work) and Bhakti (devotion)”