China refused to attend the G20 meeting which is going to be held for two days in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir beginning on May 24.
On Friday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Webin told the media in Beijing, “China firmly opposes holding any form of G20 meeting in disputed areas and China will not attend such a meeting”.
It was already speculated that China is not likely to attend this meeting as it is being held in a disputed region with China’s strategic ally Pakistan.
Along with China, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are likely to boycott the meeting as they also call Indian Kashmir a disputed area.
Turkey has criticized India many times in past years for the Kashmir matter.
There are 20 members of the G20 comprising 19 countries and the European Union.
India will host the meeting at the Sher-e-Kashmir Convention Centre (SKICC) on the banks of the Dal Lake. This is the first major international event in Kashmir ever since India abrogated Article 370 in 2019. According to the Srinagar Municipal Corporation commissioner, all the preparations of G20 are almost done.