No final decision on Indias level of participation in the CHOGM says Indian Government

Thursday, 22 August 2013 - 19:10


Amid opposition by Tamil parties to the Prime Minister’s participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka, the Indian government said that no decision has yet been taken on India’s level of participation in the summit scheduled in November.

In March, the Indian government received a letter each from the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the Chief Minister of Puducherry, urging the Prime Minister not to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo.

Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid said in the Rajya Sabha that the Government has not yet taken a decision on the level of its participation at the 2013 CHOGM.

Replying to supplementaries, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said a well thought decision will be taken in this regard.

To another supplementary, Khurshid said India is fully committed to the 13th Amendment of Sri Lanka’s Constitution.