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approaches China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia

June 29, 2022 11:18 a.m. STI

Islamabad [Pakistan]June 29 (ANI): Pakistan is reaching out to its close G20 allies – China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to boycott the G20 meeting in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Pakistan must ask China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to boycott the G20 meeting in JK,” tweeted think tank WLVN Analysis, Geopolitics, Defense & National Security.
According to reports, India is planning to host some G20 events at JK, The Express Tribune reported.
India is expected to assume the G20 presidency in December this year.
Trade and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal was appointed Indian Sherpa for the G20 in September 2021.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, India will hold the G-20 Presidency from December 1, 2022 and will convene the first G20 Leaders Summit in 2023.
India’s representation at G20 summits has been led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi since 2014.

G20 countries include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United States and United Kingdom.
Pakistan has already rejected the meeting proposal, official sources told The Express Tribune that Islamabad will contact the G20 countries on the matter.
Sources said Pakistan would particularly approach countries like China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to raise concerns.
Islamabad is also reportedly talking to the US, UK and other G20 members to counter India’s plans, The Express Tribune reported.
Recently, in March, India hosted a Gulf Countries Investment Conference at JK. Entrepreneurs and CEOs from different countries, including Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands, were present at the summit. Delegates from over 36 countries attended the event.
As part of the four-day program, Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of JK, along with the Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, and other government officials, presented investment opportunities focusing on entrepreneurship, tourism and hospitality.
An investment proposal of Rs 27,000 crores was approved by the administration of Jammu and Kashmir during the Gulf Investment Summit.
The Gulf countries’ adventure in Jammu and Kashmir is a signal to Pakistan which has repeatedly repeated the propaganda that Kashmir is a problem that needs to be solved and Muslim countries should support its argument. (ANI)