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No proposal to review MFN status given to Pakistan: M J Akbar

In a written reply to a question, Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar said India has accorded MFN status to all WTO members

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar addresses a press conference in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Photo: PTI
Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar addresses a press conference in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Photo: PTI

There is no proposal to review the 'Most Favoured Nation' (MFN) status to Pakistan, the said today.

In a written reply to a question, of State for External Affairs M J Akbar said has accorded status to all members, including Pakistan, in accordance with the provisions of the

"It is unfortunate that has not fulfilled its international obligations in this regard, so far," the told the in his reply.

He also said that presently, no proposal to review the status to was under consideration.

Replying to separate question, Akbar said has been unable to achieve its potential as key initiatives, including in the important area of connectivity, were held back due to "lack of response and/or obstructionist" approach of

Several member states expressed their inability to participate in the 19th Summit that was scheduled to be held in November 2016 in Pakistan due to concerns arising from increasing cross-border terrorist attacks in the region and growing interference in the internal affairs of member states by that country, the said.

He also said that remains steadfast in its commitment to regional cooperation, connectivity and contacts but believes that these can only go forward in an atmosphere free from terror.

First Published: Thu, January 04 2018. 19:30 IST
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