China appoints veteran diplomat Weidong as new envoy to India

first_imgBeijing: China has appointed veteran diplomat Sun Weidong, an expert in South Asian affairs and worked closely with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during his tenure as Ambassador in Beijing, as its new envoy to India.Sun, who also served as the ambassador to Pakistan, is currently the Director General of the Policy and Planning Department of the Foreign Ministry. He will succeed Luo Zhaohui, who has been appointed as Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCAn agreement has been conveyed by India to China on Sun’s appointment, Indian Embassy officials here told PTI. Indian Ambassador to China, Vikram Misri, congratulated Sun on his appointment through a tweet. “Congratulations to His Excellency Sun Weidong, who has been appointed as the new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to India – had the opportunity to welcome him home recently in Beijing and wish him all the best for his important mission,” Misri said. Sun, who specialises in China and South Asia relations, interacted closely with Jaishankar during his tenure in Beijing as the Indian ambassador from 2009 to 2013. Sun was the Deputy Director General during the tenure of Jaishankar. Misri also called on Luo who took over as the Vice Foreign Minister (WFM) of China. PTIlast_img read more

Revealed Russian spys Salisbury girlfriend terrified of repercussions

first_imgWhile the world’s eyes have been turned to Salisbury, the two people at the centre of the nerve agent attack have lain​ unaware, surrounded only by medical staff in chemical protection suits and breathing apparatus. The picture of comatosed Russian double agent Sergei Skripal’s life that has emerged in the last three weeks has been a relatively lonely one, far from his native Russia, his wife dead and their 43-year-old son Alexander dying last July, apparently from liver failure. Yulia, who was visiting her father and is also unconscious and in a critical but stable condition in Salisbury District Hospital lived briefly in the UK in 2014 – but spent most of her time in Moscow, returning only…last_img read more