Did not sign Paris deal for monetary gains: India to Trump

RSTV Bureau

Countering US President Donlad Trump’s remarks on India on Paris Climate change Agreement, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India India did not sign the Paris Agreement under duress or India did not sign the Paris Agreement under duress or for monetary benefits.

“India did not sign the Paris Agreement under duress or for monetary benefits,” Sushma Swaraj.

Sushma-SwarajSushma’s remark came after Donlad Trump pulled US out of the Paris Climate Agreement, saying India’s participation was contingent on receiving billions of dollars in foreign aid.

While addressing the annual media interaction of External Affairs Ministry, Swaraj spoke of Indo-US ties in the last three years and said that there has been no change in the ties of the two countries despite Trump’s move on Paris climate agreement.

Speaking on the H-1B Visa, Swaraj said, “Yes concern is there but there are amendments that can’t be made through executive order.” Swaraj said, “CPEC is about sovereignty. Kashmir is integral part of India, no question of compromise.”

Saying in clear terms that India will solve the Kashmir issue with Pakistan only on bilateral terms, External Affairs said that there is no flip-flop in India’s policy on Pakistan.

“No flip-flop in India’s policy on Pakistan… Pakistan can’t take Kashmir issue to International Court of Justice. Kashmir can only be resolved bilaterally: Sushma Swaraj

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

Addressing the annual press conference of the Ministry Of External Affairs, Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke on the work done by Modi government.

Swaraj said that India has rescued 80,000 people stranded in conflict zones in the world and successfully brought back to India.

She also spoke of the facilities created by the government to avail passport with in time and said that that several improvements have been introduced in passport facilities across the country.

The External Affairs Minister said that India has witnessed an increase of 37.5 per cent in FDI in the last three years.

She also spoke of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership and said that India is discussing the matter with China.