We will see as situation develops: Sushma Swaraj
Presenting the report card of her ministry before the media, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday that the first three months of the new government were very difficult but nonetheless they worked hard.
Modi's ‘expansionist’ remark not aimed at China, clarifies minister
New Delhi: Presenting the report card of her ministry before the media, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday that the first three months of the new government were very difficult but nonetheless they worked hard.
“Our tenure has been full of challenges but have we faced those challenges and moved forward,” she said.
Batting for the BJP-led NDA government she opined, “This government is proactive, strong and sensitive.” Talking about her own ministry she said, “EAM was pro-active and conveyed a strong message to various nations which reflected that our government is strong. Our government sent clear message to Pakistan on separatists.”
On the challenges of diplomacy Swaraj held the view that it teaches one how to better ties with neighbours.
India said it has a relationship of "cooperation and competition" with China while making it clear that the recent "expansionist" remark by in Japan did not specifically refer to any country.
Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India wants China to "understand and appreciate" its "sensitivities" regarding Arunachal Pradesh as New Delhi respects Beijing's position on Tibet and Taiwan.
"We have very good relationship with China. I must articulate that our relationship is that of cooperation and competition. But when Modi met President Xi in Fortaleza, they had very good equation. I think the outcome of this visit will be substantial and solid," said the minister, who was presenting a report card on 100 days in office.