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  • "Have seen pictures of what is happening in JNU. Condemn the violence unequivocally. This is completely against the tradition and culture of the university," Jaishankar tweeted.

    This was his maiden visit to Tehran after taking over as the Foreign Minister and comes after his visit to Washington. The US' approach to sanctions betrays a pathological and reckless addiction—a condition that renders no bounds or boundary to what the US may or may not do," Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted on Sunday.

    The Sri Lankan foreign minister, who arrived on Wednesday night on a three-day visit, during the talks stated that as announced by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa all the 52 boats being held by Lanka will be released, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

    Jaishankar will also visit Passport Seva Kendra in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. While the main purpose of the minister's visit is not yet known, there is speculation that he might meet families of the students stranded in Iran. The parents have been appealing the government to lift the students from Iran due to coronavirus scare.

    The Parliamentary Exchange was announced as part of the final joint statement of the US-India 2+2 meeting. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper hosted Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar for the second 2+2 dialogue in Washington.

    India is a vibrant democracy that need to recognise and address to religious freedom and human rights, said a State Department official in the wake of enactment of Citizenship Amendment Act. Pompeo met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar for a bilateral meeting. Thereafter, they were joined by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for 2+2 dialogue.

    India is hosting Iranian foreign minister M Javad Zarif next week, eyeing to safeguard its energy and financial interests in West Asia amid the escalating US-Iran conflict.

    Raisina Dialogue 2020 to be held here between January 14 and 16 promises to be a mega show amid presence of foreign ministers from across the globe.

    Indian missions in these three countries have been tasked to immediately identifying possible areas of cooperation and engage with relevant authorities for procurement of medical equipment and technology. The move comes as India saw rapid increase in number of positive coronavirus cases in the last few days.

    "We regret to inform that 3 Indian citizens have lost their lives in the bus accident that occurred on 28 December near Ain Sokhna. Others who are injured are receiving medical treatment at various hospitals in Egypt," the Indian embassy in Egypt tweeted. It said the relatives of the deceased and the injured have been contacted and all assistance is being rendered to them.

    The memorandum was signed after a meeting between acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Sabri Bachtobji and Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

    New Delhi [India]External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday met Japanese National Security Advisor Shigeru Kitamura and discussed upon India and Japan foreign policy cooperation.

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