by Muslim Mirror News
Apart from China and Turkey who are likely to not attend the G20 meeting, several G20 member states will only participate in the summit at a low level, according to insiders cited by Hindustan Times. The meeting is set to be held in Srinagar during the upcoming week.
As per the report, China, which did not attend the G20 summit in Arunachal Pradesh earlier this year, and Turkey will not be participating in the meeting in Srinagar. China’s decision seems to be influenced by Pakistan’s objections, considering their close relationship. Turkey, on the other hand, has previously raised concerns about India’s approach to the Kashmir crisis.
According to the sources cited by the newspaper, several additional countries, including G20 member states and guest nations invited by India, are expected to participate at a lower level in the Srinagar meeting. Instead of high-level officials from their respective countries, these nations are likely to be represented by diplomats from their embassies in New Delhi. Among these nations, Saudi Arabia and Mexico are anticipated to be included.
The region will host the third G20 working group meeting on tourism from May 22 to 24, marking the first global event there since August 5, 2019, when the Indian government, led by the BJP, revoked the special status of the region, which is predominantly Muslim.
Stringent security measures have been implemented around the Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), located on the shores of Dal Lake, where the event will be hosted.
India has rejected Pakistan’s objections regarding the hosting of G20 meetings in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, stating that similar events are being arranged in all states and union territories as part of the preparations for the upcoming summit in New Delhi in September.