On February 9 and 10, the first batch of delegates of foreign envoy were on a trip to the valley where they said they could witness normalcy returning in Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar: The second batch of 25 foreign envoys, who are in Jammu and Kashmir, will be briefed about the security situation in the region by the Army today.
The foreign envoys will visit Jammu today, where they will hold meetings with Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory, district administration officials and civil society members of Jammu division.
The group comprises representatives from Afghanistan, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, the European Union, France, Germany, Republic of Guinea, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Namibia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Rwanda, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Uganda and Uzbekistan.
Last month, envoys of 15 countries including US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster and diplomats from Vietnam, South Korea, Brazil, Niger, Nigeria, Morocco, Guyana, Argentina, Philippines, Norway, Maldives, Fiji, Togo, Bangladesh, and Peru visited Jammu and Kashmir on January 9 and 10 to see first-hand efforts being made by the government in the region.
Earlier, a delegation of 15 foreign envoys from different countries visited Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day trip on February 9 and 10 to see first-hand the efforts made by the government to normalise the situation after the revocation of the state's special status in August last year.
Vietnamese Ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau, who was part of a delegation of envoys said, "My observation is that we see normalcy in the daily life of the people, which is a very positive sign." The envoy added that his interactions with different groups in the region had him felt that they are "very happy with the current situation”.
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Last Updated 13, Feb 2020, 8:57 AM