Pakistan to ask China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to boycott G20 meeting at J&K (report)

Pakistan will boycott the Group of Twenty (G20) meeting to be hosted by India in Jammu and Kashmir. According to media reports, Pakistan is also reaching out to its close G20 allies – China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to boycott the G20 meeting.

Think tank WLVN Analysis, Geopolitics, Defense and National Security tweeted: “Pakistan must ask China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to boycott G20 meeting in JK.”

The Pakistan-based Express Tribune reported that the country would particularly approach countries like China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to raise concerns.

Islamabad would also talk to the US, UK and other G20 members to counter Indian plans.

The Group of Twenty, or G20, is an intergovernmental forum made up of 19 countries and the European Union. The group addresses the major issues related to the global economy.

They should discuss international financial stability, climate change mitigation and sustainable development, etc.

India is expected to assume the G20 presidency in December this year and India’s Trade and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has been appointed Indian Sherpa for the G20 in September 2021.

India will hold the G20 presidency from December 1, 2022 and convene the first G20 leaders’ summit in 2023, the External Affairs Ministry has announced.

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.

(With agency contributions)

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