India boycotts China's OBOR summit, says the project ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and integrity

  • India boycotts China's OBOR summit, says the project ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and integrity
14-05-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

India has decided not participate ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR) summit beginning in Bejing from Sunday. India is awaiting a positive response from the Chinese side for a meaningful dialogue on the OBOR connectivity initiative.

In a statement, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India said, “No country can accept a project that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

India has opposed the initiative due to the CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor), a key part of the project that runs through Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

Further, New Delhi is upset over China’s refusal to allow it to entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group and over Beijing blocking a request at the UN to sanction Masood Azhar, the Pakistan based head of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed.

In the summit, Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund Christine Langard, besides 130 countries officials, industrialists, financiers and journalists are participating.

On Sunday, China's President Xi Jinping inaugurated the One Belt One Road Forum. Addressing 1,500 delegates from around the world, he termed the One Belt One Road Initiative as “Project of the Century.”

The Chinese President also said that thousands of kilometers long ancient Silk Route has been a symbol of peace, prosperity, cooperation and openness. It has become a legacy of human civilization. Similarly, the new Silk Road project will also bring peace, prosperity and stability to the world.
 

Tags : India China OBOR summit PoK CPEC


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