New Delhi: Close on the heels of PM Narendra Modi’s outreach to the leaders of SAARC countries, India’s Foreign Minister Sushama Swaraj called on all Indian Heads of Mission in the neighbourhood for a day-long conclave in New Delhi on Monday.
Swaraj is chairing the session to take stock of the state of play in India’s relations with each of its neighbours and set down the priorities and approach.
The meeting, the first of its kind, comes within a month of the PM’s meeting with leaders of India’s neighbours.
Sources said the government continued to be in active engagement and was doing everything possible to ensure release of the Indians.
The government has already sought help from many countries in the region besides Iraqi authorities, the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq and various other humanitarian agencies. to chart out follow-up plans with each South Asian neighbour with specified timelines.
India on Sunday said it was in constant touch with the International Red Crescent in Iraq, countries of the region and all other concerned who can offer help in securing release of 39 Indian construction workers who were kidnapped from Mosul, the second largest Iraqi city seized by militants.