25 May, 2023: G20 meet has been boycotted by Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia after the controversy on Kashmir. Why? What is G20? A ReferencePepper!
Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia have decided to stay away from the G201summit in Kashmir in order to prevent any sort of dispute. Earlier China made it clear that it would not attend any meetings in Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh, or Jammu and Kashmir, since they believe that these regions are ‘disputed’.
But first, what is G201?
The G20 (Group of twenty) summit was formed in 1999 with a motive to discuss how to resolve the global economic and financial crisis.
The G20 is a group that brings together leaders from 19 countries and the European Union to talk about important global issues and find solutions. It's like a team of leaders working on a group project. They meet once a year in different countries to discuss things like trade, finance, employment, climate change, and development. They try to make decisions that can benefit all countries involved and improve the lives of people worldwide.
- World leaders unite to discuss challenges and how to face them unitedly.
- Political, economical, social, and humanitarian issues are discussed.
- It takes over two days of gathering where all the leaders come to a mutual consensus without being bound legally.
The G20 is important because the decisions made by these leaders can have a big impact on their own countries and the rest of the world. It's like when your classmates work together on a project and their decisions affect the outcome. The G20 leaders have different perspectives and skills, just like your classmates, and they collaborate to find common ground and make important decisions that can shape the global economy and address global challenges.
Which countries are a part of G-20?
As the name suggests, it's a Group of 19 countries and EU2 (European Nations)
|Japan||Republic of Korea||Mexico||Russia||Saudi Arabia|
|South Africa||Turkey||The United Kingdom||The United States||The European Union (EU2 Nations)|
What is European Union (EU2 Nations) and which countries form a part of European Union?
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 countries.
It operates an internal market which allows free movement of goods, capital, services and people between member states.
List of EU countries:
|Austria||Belgium||Bulgaria||Croatia||Republic of Cyprus||Czech Republic|
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This year the G20 meeting was held in Kashmir, which has been a matter of controversy due to its raging conflict and thereby a subject to international scrutiny.
China, which skipped a G20 meeting held in Arunachal Pradesh in March, confirmed that it won’t attend this event as well.
A formal statement issued by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin stated, “China firmly opposes holding any form of G20 meetings on disputed territory. We will not attend such meetings."
India has countered the objection saying it is free to hold meetings on its own territory.
In a media interview on Sunday, the G20's chief coordinator, Harshvardhan Shringla, stressed that the three-day summit will include a more remarkable turnout of international participants than the two earlier meetings.
India has said that during the meeting, it will highlight Kashmir's cultural legacy and advertise the region's tourism potential. According to a formal announcement, delegates will be taken on sightseeing excursions and discussions on tactics to promote "film tourism" will take place.
Ram Charan, a Telugu superstar, who recently starred in the blockbuster film RRR was the principal guest on the first day and declared Kashmir to be the most picturesque location in India for filming. An official release stated, "Films with the ability to bring opulence to new destinations tend to generate strong connections with viewers, creating opportunities for the tourism sector."
The G20, which consists of the European Union and the world's 19 richest countries, generates 85% of the world's economic output and two-thirds of its population.