sent, Srinagar gears up for G-20 tourism meet in May

Srinagar, the summer capital of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, is all set to host a working group meeting of tourism delegates from the G-20 nations in the last week of May. The city is undergoing a major makeover amid a stringent security plan for the high-profile event.

Diplomatic sources said all G-20 nations have received a formal invitation for the meeting, but most of them have said that it is too early to comment on their participation.

Nations yet to respond

It will be interesting to see how Saudi Arabia and Turkey, both members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the G-20 grouping, respond to the invitation.

Last year, Pakistan, which is not a G-20 member, had warned against “contemplating any G-20 related meeting or event in J&K”, saying that it would be “in utter disregard of the globally acknowledged disputed status of the territory”.


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