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Pakistan Foreign Ministry rejects India’s plan to hold G20 meeting in Jammu and Kashmir


Pakistan opposed the G-20 meetings scheduled to be held in Jammu and Kashmir next year. Pakistan has said it completely denies India’s plans to hold the G20 meetings. Besides, the neighboring country of Jammu and Kashmir has been described as a disputed region between India and Pakistan. Pakistan said the conflict has been on the agenda of the UN Security Council for more than seven decades.

Jammu and Kashmir will host the 2023 meeting of the Group of Twenty, an influential gathering of the world’s major economies. The Union Territory Administration on Thursday formed a five-member High Level Coordination Committee.

Pakistan’s Foreign Office Spokesman Asim Iftikhar Ahmed said in a statement that Islamabad was aware of reports in the Indian media that India might consider holding some G20 related meetings in Jammu and Kashmir. “Pakistan completely denies any such attempt by India,” Ahmed said.

Jammu and Kashmir has been described as an internationally disputed region

He said that Jammu and Kashmir is known to be an internationally recognized “disputed” region between Pakistan and India, which has been on the agenda of the UN Security Council for more than seven decades. Ahmed said that Pakistan is also urging the international community to call on India to withdraw its decision taken on August 5, 2019 and release all political prisoners.

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The Jammu and Kashmir administration approved the commission

The Jammu and Kashmir administration order said that the Chief Secretary for Housing and Urban Development would chair the committee, which was set up following the letter dated 4 June from the Ministry of External Affairs. The order issued by Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Principal Secretary of the Department of Public Administration, read, “The formation of a committee for the overall coordination of the G20 meetings to be held in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been approved.”

Tension increased after the abolition of Article 370

Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after India repealed some provisions of Article 370 of the constitution to end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019. Pakistan strongly opposed this move by the Indian government worldwide and continues to do so. However, the Indian government has always rejected his opposition.

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