J&K: Foreign envoys arrive in Srinagar for a 3-day visit

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Foreign envoys

Srinagar (NVI): A group of foreign envoys reached Srinagar today as part of a three-day tour of Jammu and Kashmir to assess the ground situation here.

The 22-member delegation arrived amid heightened security arrangements.

Envoys from Brazil, Cuba, Estonia, Finland, Tajikistan, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, EU, Bangladesh, Malawi, Eritria, Cote d’Ivore, Ghana, Senegal, Swedan, Italy, Malaysia, Bolivia, Belgium and Kyrgyzstan are on a visit to J&K.

They will meet District Development Council (DDC) members who have been elected in the first-ever elections to these local bodies.

They are also expected to visit Hazratbal Dargah.

In the evening, the envoys will meet people from cross-section of the society.

The ambassadors, who will visit both Srinagar and Jammu, will form the third such delegation to visit the Valley since August 5, 2019, when the state was bifurcated into the separate union territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.

However, this will be the first visit by foreign envoys to Jammu and Kashmir since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier, diplomats had visited the UT in two batches in February, 2020 and in August, 2019 after the revocation of Article 370.