External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here this evening on a four-day visit to attend three key multilateral forums including India-ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting, East Asia Summit, besides bilateral talks with her counterparts from China, Australia and other nations.
In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and urged immediate bilateral talks on the issue.
Iran will hold bilateral talks with the United States and Russia next week ahead of the next round of its nuclear talks with the six western nations due to begin in Vienna June 16, the country`s foreign ministry said.
India and Sri Lanka on Monday discussed the issue of arrested Indian fishermen and also inked an agreement for setting up a 500 MW thermal power plant in Trincomalee with Indian assistance as Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid arrived here on a two-day visit.
Setting the stage for bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said here Wednesday that he would be happy to meet Manmohan Singh on Sep 29 and pick up the threads of bilateral dialogue.
Pakistan accused India
of avoiding the resumption of the bilateral dialogue process
that was stalled in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks
and "cherry-picking" the issues that it is willing to discuss.