Arriving from fresh talks in Pakistan, India’s foreign Minister HON. S.M.KRISHNA, of Indian National Congress, is set to meet the Indian Community leaders on August 16th. He will be visiting a big Indian factory on Saturday.
Indian Ambassador to the Philippines Hon. Yogendra Kumar, who has been in this post for less than a year, has left no stone unturned to make this visit a super success.
Hon. S. M. Krishna is the External Affairs Minister or the Indian foreign Minister, a position of office at cabinet level, of the Indian government. Occasionally, a junior minister designated to the post of Minister of State for External Affairs assists the External Affairs Minister. In some cases, there have been Deputy External Affairs Ministers at a secondary level.
The External Affairs ministry is run by bureaucratic officials from the IFS. This department is also responsible for international Diplomatic postings. The position of external affairs minister holds significance in the sense that, when this position has been vacant, the Prime Ministers have been the only person to have held additional charge as External Affairs Minister. There have been a number of External Affairs Ministers who later went on to become the Prime Ministers of India.
On his trip to Pakistan, this July 14, he brought a message of “peace and friendship” but calling on Islamabad to act decisively against terrorism. Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi met Thursday in the first foreign ministers’ talks since New Delhi suspended a four-year peace process after the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
“Pakistan must realize that India harbors no ill-will against it and the cancer of terrorism needs to be rooted out completely,” Krishna said.
“There can be no selective efforts against this scourge. There is a clear and present danger from terrorist groups that needs to be appreciated and acted upon decisively,” he further said.
Thursday’s talks will focus on how to resume India and Pakistan’s peace process, which collapsed in the wake of the Mumbai attacks. Krishna also met Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. The Krishna-Qureshi talks on Thursday will be the third major contact between the two countries in six months. The Indian and Pakistani prime ministers met in April on the sidelines of a regional summit in Bhutan, which set in motion the process of reviving suspended contacts at different levels of government.
Congratulations Sir. Welcome to the Philippines.