Question mark over Wang Yi’s possible India visit tomorrow
New Delhi, March 23 (Delhi Crown): One day ahead of the possible India visit by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, India’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday (March 23) took a strong objection to his statement on Kashmir.
This assumes significance even as it puts a big question mark over Yi’s possible India visit.
In an official statement just a short while ago, India’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said – “We reject the uncalled reference to India by the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his speech” at the Opening Ceremony of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Pakistan.
He added – “Matters related to the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir are entirely the internal affairs of India. Other countries, including China, have no locus standi to comment. They should note that India refrains from public judgement of their internal issues.”
Though Wang Yi’s possible visit to India on Thursday (March 24) hasn’t been officially announced yet by either side, a section of media reports, including one by Reuters, have been full of speculations (about the possible visit).
Wang Yi is currently on a South Asia visit. After spending three days in Pakistan, to participate in OIC, he is scheduled to arrive in Nepal on Friday for a three-day visit.