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22-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Shared prosperity key to peace in Indo-Pacific region : M.J. Akbar

Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Thursday said that shared prosperity is the key to peace in the Indo-Pacific region, which has emerged as the most prominent source of prosperity in the world.Delivering the keynote address at a workshop on...

15-Dec-2017 Panaji

Only nationalism, nation-state can combat terrorism : M.J. Akbar

Only nationalism and the nation-state can ideologically combat terrorism, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar said on Friday.Speaking at the inaugural session of the India Ideas Conclave, which got underway here on Friday, he also contended that...

12-Oct-2017 Panaji

Freedom of thought and voice demands of 21st century: M.J. Akbar

The 21st century is controlled by popular will and demands freedom of thought and voice, Union Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said on Thursday."The 21st century is becoming a century in which demand for freedom -- not only political, but...

17-Aug-2017 Accra

M.J. Akbar kicks off 'Namaskar Africa 2017' in Ghana

India has a different approach in its developmental relationship with other countries as it believes in sharing knowledge without any hidden agenda, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said at the opening of a two-day "Namaskar Africa 2017" India-West...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Indian passports to be bilingual : Sushma Swaraj

Indian passports will henceforth be in both English and Hindi and 10 per cent discount will be given in passport fees to applicants below the age of eight and above 60, the government announced on Friday."From now on, all Indian passports will be in Hindi and...

09-Jun-2017 United Nations

Don't turn seas into areas of conflict : M.J. Akbar

Declaring the inviolable right of all countries to freedoms of overflights and navigation on high seas, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar has said that seas should not be turned into areas of conflict."Secure and open sea lanes are critical for...

18-May-2017 Kolkata

India to double wealth in 10 years : M.J. Akbar

Union Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Thursday said India will double its wealth in 10 years and the process to achieve that has begun."It took 80 years from the rise of the first industrial revolution for Britain to double its wealth....

27-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Dara Shikoh was a child of India : M.J. Akbar

Dara Shikoh, the great grandson of Akbar, was a child of India, Minister of State for External Afffairs M.J. Akbar said here on Thursday.Inaugurating the "Dara Shikoh: Reclaiming Spiritual Legacy of India" event, organised by the Indian Council for Cultural...

10-Mar-2017 New Delhi

India, Africa need to jointly tackle terrorism : M.J. Akbar

India on Friday called for united action against terrorism and said the country shares this problem in common with the African continent."The principal security threat which exists in Africa and our region is terrorism," Minister of State for External Affairs...

25-Feb-2017 New Delhi

M.J. Akbar to visit Mali, Congo

To strengthen Indias bilateral relations with Mali and Congo, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar will be visiting the two countries next week, an official said on Saturday.Akbar's visit to Mali will be from February 28 to March 4 March and...

28-Dec-2016 Kolkata

India committed to rediscover its past : M.J. Akbar

Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Wednesday said India is committed to rediscover its past and make it a "very essential" part of the world's future."I want to reinforce the commitment of our ministry, the ICCR and also the academics here and...

19-Dec-2016 New Delhi

M.J. Akbar meets Czech Foreign Minister

Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Monday held a meeting with visiting Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Lubomír Zaorálek."In the closing weeks of 2016 diplomacy continues in Delhi. MoS @mjakbar holds talks with Czech FM Lubomír Zaorálek,"...

09-Dec-2016 New Delhi

SAARC going through teething problem : M.J. Akbar

Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar has said the South Asian University (SAU) is functioning better than SAARC -- its parent organisation."While SAARC is going through teething problem... South Asian University is functioning far more smoothly than...

09-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Time for India, China to become manufacturing hub again : M.J. Akbar

The time has come for India and China to regain the reputation of being a global manufacturing hub, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said on Friday.Speaking at the first ever "India-China Think-Tanks Forum: Towards a Closer India-China Developmental...

15-Nov-2016 New Delhi

“Hunar Haat” Inaugurated at India International Trade Fair 2016

The Minister of State for Power and Coal (Independent Charge) Piyush Goyal, the Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi along with the Minister of State for External Affairs Shri M J...

07-Nov-2016 New Delhi

M.J. Akbar meets Palestinian leader

Ahead of the India-Palestine Joint Commission meeting, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Monday met Saeb Erkat, Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation."Expanding outreach in West Asia. MoS @mjakbar...

05-Oct-2016 Brussels

India to work on strengthening Afghanistan's economy: M.J. Akbar

India has underlined its commitment and desire to work with Afghanistan in maintaining peace, stability and progress in the country and the region.This message was conveyed by Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Tuesday evening at an event...

24-Sep-2016 United Nations

India, G4 partners reaffirm 'unwavering commitment' to UNSC reforms

The G4 nations, including India, at a meeting on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, have reaffirmed "unwavering commitment" to reforms in the UN Security Council (UNSC) reflecting the realities of the 21st century."The G4 Ministers...

23-Sep-2016 United Nations

Debate over rights should not impede development for poor : M.J. Akbar

Debate over rights must not impede development demanded by the hundreds of millions trapped in dire poverty who will not wait, M.J. Akbar, India's Minister of State for External Affairs, told the UN on Thursday."Sometimes we get lost in debate over civil, political,...

11-Sep-2016 New Delhi

M.J. Akbar meets Iranian Foreign Minister

In continuation of India's flurry of engagements with Gulf and Middle East nations, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar met Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Tehran on Sunday."Continuing engagement with a valuable partner. MoS @mjakbar...

20-Aug-2016 New Delhi

M.J. Akbar calls on Syrian President Assad

Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar, who is on his first trip abroad after assuming the post last month, on Saturday met with Syrian President Bashar Al Assad."During his official visit to Syria, MoS @mjakbar called on President Bashar Al Assad...

16-Aug-2016 United Nations

Those who attack music in Islam's name are faith's enemies: M.J. Akbar

India's Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar has denounced those who attack music in the name of Islam as the enemies of the faith."What more equisite expression of faith can there be than the aazan," he asked, referring to the musical call to prayer...

25-Jul-2016 New Delhi

United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners (UNPCAP-01)

The Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping in India (CUNPK) commenced the first United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners (UNPCAP-01) for a duration of three weeks commencing from July 25 at New Delhi. The course is being conducted jointly...

20-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Pakistan on suicidal path on Kashmir: M.J. Akbar

The government on Wednesday warned Pakistan that it is pursuing a self destructive and "suicidal" policy over Kashmir and said its attempts to push terrorism will harm Islamabad."If Pakistan feels that it will keep playing with terrorism and use it as a...

05-Jul-2016 New Delhi

M.J. Akbar expected to add heft to Modi's outreach to Gulf region

Veteran journalist-turned-politician M.J. Akbar, who was inducted as Minister of State on Tuesday and given the External Affairs portfolio, is expected to handle India's relations with the Middle East - giving added impetus to the Narendra Modi government's...

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