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Indian foreign minister calls for resumption of talks

Meeting the TNA leader R. Sampanthan and his delegation, the Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna stressed the need for early resumption of talks.

The seven member TNA delegation are currently visiting India, and have also met with the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Sampanthan said,

"Prime Minister said India would never backtrack from its position that Tamils in Sri Lanka should lead a life of dignity and self respect in a peaceful environment. He told us that India is fully with Sri Lankan Tamils and would continue to engage with TNA."

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