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Foreign envoys meet Army Commander, briefed on security situation in J-K

The envoys were briefed about the security situation at Badami Bagh Cantonment here, officials said

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Kashmir
Envoys during their meeting with Chinar Corps Commander.

Army officials on Thursday briefed the delegation of foreign envoys visiting about the security situation here.

The 25-member delegation arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit as part of a union government-facilitated trip to help the envoys have a first-hand assessment of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, a region which faced months of harsh restrictions after its special status was stripped of in August.

The envoys were briefed about the security situation at Badami Bagh Cantonment here, officials said.

The delegation later flew to Jammu for further engagements, they said.

The group comprises envoys from Afghanistan, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, the European Union, France, Germany, Republic of Guinea, Hungary, Italy and Kenya.

Envoys from Kyrgyztan, Mexico, Namibia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Rwanda, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Uganda and Uzbekistan are also part of it.

This is the second batch of foreign envoys visiting the union territory in the last one month.

The government had taken a group of 15 envoys to last month with an aim to make them see the efforts to bring back normalcy in the Kashmir Valley. A number of opposition parties called it a "guided tour".

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First Published: Thu, February 13 2020. 11:52 IST
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