Our engagement with Sri Lanka will help Tamils – Salman Khurshid

Our engagement with Sri Lanka will help Tamils – Salman Khurshid

Our engagement with Sri Lanka will help Tamils – Salman Khurshid

Written by News 1st

05 Mar, 2014 | 8:37 am

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said people in Tamil Nadu should keep the interests of the Tamils in Sri Lanka’s Northern Provinces in mind before criticising the Centre on its dealings with the island nation.

Speaking to journalists on board the Prime Minister’s flight back to New Delhi, Mr. Khurshid said: “I hope that both our friends and critics in Tamil Nadu will keep the interests of the Tamils of the Northern Provinces foremost in their minds.”

“When I went to the Northern Provinces, I did not hear a single voice telling us not to engage with the Sri Lanka government.”

He further stated,

“Everyone in politics has the right to promote their interests, as long as they keep the national interest in mind. Today, India’s national interest is in engaging with Sri Lanka to protect the interests of the Tamils of the Northern Provinces.”

The Hindu

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