India not to accept mediation in internal matters: Vice-Prez

India not to accept mediation in internal matters: Vice-Prez

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New Delhi, Aug 22: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu has decried attempts to spread misinformation and internationalise the restructuring of Jammu and Kashmir which was purely an administrative matter and within the purview of the Indian government.

Naidu held wide ranging talks with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and Prime Minister Jüri Ratas who pledged to support India’s claim for permanent membership of the United Nation’s Security Council (UNSC) and to intensify the global efforts to fight against terrorism.

The Vice-President and both the dignitaries, have agreed to expand bilateral relations in all spheres, particularly economic, cultural and Information Technology.

The Vice-President urged all members of the UN to demonstrate a collective political will for early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism which was proposed by India in 1996.

Naidu, who led a high-level delegation to the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, concluded the visit by expanding India’s outreach in the region and deepening the bilateral relations with all the three nations, which have agreed to support India’s claim for a permanent seat in the United Nations’ Security Council.

The Vice-President arrived in Delhi early on Thursday after completing a series of official engagements in Estonia on the last leg of his tour. (UNI)