India not opposed to Pakistan’s membership of NSG: Sushma Swaraj

NEW DELHI: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that India did not oppose Pakistan’s membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). “We are not opposed to any country’s entrance into NSG based on merit, including Pakistan,” she said during a press conference. Swaraj also rejected the notion that China is opposing India’s membership of NSG. “It was totally wrong that China was opposing our NSG membership. It was only discussing the criteria procedure,” she said adding that India will be able to convince China as well in this regard. The minister said that India was in contact with 23 nations regarding the NSG membership and it was trying to ensure that it becomes a member of NSG by the end of 2016. Referring to Pak-India peace talks, Swaraj said Pakistan and India were enjoying warm relationship and both countries were in favour of peace talks and foreign secretary meetings. “We have difficult issues to resolve with Pakistan. There is ease and warmth in the relations between the two countries at present,” the minister said. Earlier on June 10, a high-level delegation of the United States held a meeting with Pakistani delegation led by the adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj

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