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Student visas were never part of FTA discussions with UK, says Piyush Goyal

Goyal said sensitive issues will not be allowed to scuttle the FTA talks with UK and they will focus on what is acceptable to both countries

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Student visas were never a part of the free trade agreement (FTA) discussions between India and the UK, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday, according to news agency PTI.
 
"Have you ever heard of student visas being part of FTA? How many students go there (UK) to study? It's never a part of an FTA," he told reporters.
 
He also added that sensitive issues will not be allowed to scuttle the talks around the FTA and they will focus on what is acceptable to both countries.
 
"With UK, our approach is: Let's focus on what is acceptable

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First Published: Jan 24 2023 | 11:05 AM IST

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