Unfortunate: India slams Pakistan for refusal to affix assembly to debate locust menace

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MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated: “We thought it was essential within the wake of the menace posed by desert locusts and we even proposed to Pakistan for coordinated locust management operations…We discover it unlucky that Pakistan maintains its reticent angle even when its personal folks face a menace of meals safety.”

FAO, in its current report, warned of extra locust assaults in June. (File photograph from AP)

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Pakistan refused to affix a technical-level assembly with India to debate the problem of locust menace, the Ministry of External Affairs stated on Thursday, slamming Islamabad for displaying “reticent angle” even when its personal folks face a menace of meals safety.

MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated that in May India had taken the initiative of giving a name for intensifying contacts between locust warning organisations of the 2 nations. These contacts have been going down during the last 60 years, he stated.

“We thought it was essential within the wake of the menace posed by desert locusts and we even proposed to Pakistan for coordinated locust management operations. We additionally proposed that we are able to facilitate the availability of pesticides for locust management operations,” the spokesperson stated.

India has already delivered 20,000 litres of pesticide to Iran for desert locust operations, Srivastava stated.

“As per accessible data, Pakistani aspect has refused to affix this [technical level] assembly and this assembly was proposed to be held immediately,” he stated.

“We discover it unlucky that Pakistan maintains its reticent angle even when its personal folks face a menace of meals safety,” he added.

India had proposed to Pakistan and Iran for a coordinated method in coping with the alarming menace of fast-increasing desert locusts within the area.

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