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India-EU Summit cancelled amid Coronavirus outbreak

A summit meeting between India and the European Union (EU) has been cancelled in light of Coronavirus outbreak. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Thursday said that health officials of both sides had made suggestions to this effect.

India TV News Desk Written by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 05, 2020 17:01 IST
India-EU Summit cancelled amid Coronavirus outbreak
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India-EU Summit cancelled amid Coronavirus outbreak

A summit meeting between India and European Union (EU) has been cancelled in light of Coronavirus outbreak. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Thursday said that health officials of both sides had made suggestions to this effect.

"As far as India-EU Summit is concerned which PM Modi had to attend, the health authorities of both the countries suggested that travelling must not take place at present. So, it has been decided that Summit will be rescheduled on a mutually convenient date," said Kumar.

He also said no case of any Indian being affected by coronavirus in Iran has emerged.

Indian embassies across world are on the job to help Indians, he said as several countries grapple with the outbreak of the deadly virus.

On criticism by global bodies over the violence in the national capital, Kumar said the situation in Delhi is fast returning to normal and law enforcement agencies are doing their best.

Asked about critical comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Delhi violence, he said these were driven by his political agenda.

To a separate question on the US-Afghan peace deal, he said India will continue to extend all support to Afghanistan for its overall development.

He also said that India has conveyed its concerns to China over the seizure of an autoclave from a Pakistan-bound Chinese ship by Indian authorities at Kandla port.

The concerns were conveyed as the autoclave recovered has military use, he added. 

(With PTI inputs)

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