Kashmir can't be taken to ICJ

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj
No Meeting Between PM Modi, Nawaz Sharif On the Cards: Sushma Swaraj

06 June, 2017

Swaraj also strongly refuted Trump's charge that India signed the Paris climate accord to get "billions and billions and billions" of dollars from developed nations. "We have signed the Paris accord not under any pressure nor for any money.to say we did it for money, I totally reject that".

"This is completely not true, India signed the Paris agreement not because of any pressure on out of greed".

"This commitment is 5,000 years old. We are a people who worship rivers, mountains, trees". On Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), she said, "there has been a record 37.5 per cent increase in last three years".

"What US President Trump has said is not the reality..."

Sushma Swaraj said that the only reason India signed the Paris climate deal was because it cared for the world's environment.

It was on the sidelines of the 2015 SCO summit at Ufa in Russian Federation that PM Modi and the Pakistani Prime Minister had agreed for talks between the National Security Advisers of India and Pakistan.

Rejecting suggestions that the government had a "flip- flop" policy in handling Pakistan, she said India was very clear that "it wants to hold dialogue, resolve all issues bilaterally without mediation from any third country, organisation or anyone else".

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On the issue of Kashmir, she said that Pakistan could not take the Kashmir issue to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as the matter had to be solved bilaterally.

Ealier this week, United States had pulled out of 2015 climate change agreement. "The two countries are bound by these bilateral agreements".

She started the interaction by outlining how the government, under Narendra Modi, has so far rescued 80,000 Indians in trouble, including in Saudi Arabia, where many of them were sacked recently.

"In the last three years, around 80,000 Indians in distress overseas have been brought back to India safely", Sushma Swaraj stated and, for this, credited prime minister Modi and ministers of state for external affairs VK Singh and MJ Akbar.

Jamaat-i-Islami Senator Sirajul Haq said that statements issued by individuals after the ICJ's verdict had hinted that Pakistan was not well prepared to fight the case.

In reply, she said, "No meeting is scheduled between the two PMs" and reminded that "terror and talks can not go together". Merkel, Macron and Gentiloni of Germany, France and Italy released a joint statement, saying: "We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement can not be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies".

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