Last Update: May 20, 2023, 00:32 IST
China on Friday said it opposes next week’s G20 tourism meeting in Kashmir and will not attend it.
“China firmly opposes holding any kind of G20 meeting in the disputed region and will not attend such meetings,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said during a regular press conference.
India, as the current chair of the G20, has arranged a series of nationwide meetings to prepare for the upcoming summit in New Delhi this September.
In 2019, India carved out two union territories from the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Beijing opposed the move. Last month, China skipped another G20 meeting held in Ladakh.
Meanwhile, India has said that changing the status of Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter.
(with agency inputs)