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Sushma Swaraj to meet Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Nepal today

IANS 25 June 2015, 7:10

Kathmandu: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is likely to meet her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi here today, days after India voiced concern over Beijing's move to block action against Pakistan in the UN over release of LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

Swaraj and Wang both are in the Nepalese capital to attend the International Conference on Nepal's Reconstruction being organised by the Nepalese government to raise funds for carrying out rebuilding of areas devastated by the massive earthquake of April 25 that left nearly 9,000 people dead.  The two leaders are expected to discuss a host of issues of bilateral and regional interests.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken up with Chinese leadership India's concerns over China blocking its move in the UN for action against Pakistan over release of Lakhvi.  Lakhvi, 55, a close relative of LeT founder and Jamaat-Ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, was arrested in December 2008 and was indicted along with the six others on November 25, 2009 in connection with the 26/11 attack case.

A Pakistani court had on April 9 set free Lakhvi, a development which India said “eroded” the value of assurances repeatedly conveyed to it by Pakistan on cross-border terrorism.  

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