Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Friday rejected any claims that India is in talks with a bilateral trade agreement with Afghanistan for the import of Lithium.
“There is no proposal for such a bilateral trade agreement with Afghanistan,” said Muraleedharan in response to an unstarred question in Lok Sabha.
On extension of China Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan, the Union Minister said, the government has seen reports regarding the proposed extension of the so-called CPEC.
The minister said any such actions by any party directly infringe on India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. “Such activities are inherently illegal, illegitimate and unacceptable, and will be treated accordingly by India.”
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