New Delhi, Aug. 21 (ANI): India today outlined its age-old relationship with the Arab World, terming it as pivotal to its national development goals, as well as for maintenance of regional peace and stability. Speaking at the First India-League of Arab States Media Symposium, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj underlined her government’s unflinching commitment to sustaining and expanding relations with the Arab World that is bound to this country by centuries-old cultural and civilizational ties. Swaraj also said India views West Asia as a vital part of its extended neighbourhood, describing the region situated at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe, as crucial to India’s national interests in myriad ways. The External Affairs Minister also spoke about how India being a long standing partner of Arab World, is also worried about rising fanaticism in parts of that region.
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