India`s envoys from neigbouring countries to meet Monday

Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh has summoned all Indian heads of mission in the South Asian neighbourhood for a day-long conclave in the capital Monday, official sources said Sunday.

IANS| Updated: Jun 22, 2014, 16:23 PM IST

New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh has summoned all Indian heads of mission in the South Asian neighbourhood for a day-long conclave in the capital Monday, official sources said Sunday.

This comes as a follow-up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s historic initiative to invite leaders of the SAARC countries and Mauritius to his swearing-in ceremony last month.
The meeting of the envoys, the first of its kind, comes within a month of Modi`s meeting with leaders of India`s South Asian neighbours and aims to chart out concrete follow-up plans with each South Asian neighbour within specified timelines.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will chair all the sessions to take stock of the current state of play in India`s relations with each of the neighbours and set down the new government`s priorities and approach.