Ministry of External Affairs of India’s spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar, on Thursday addressed the media over the few issues. While talking about China holding informal closed-door consultation on Kashmir in UNSC, Raveesh Kumar said that “Attempt was made by Pakistan, through a UNSC member, to misuse the platform.”
He added that “Overwhelming majority of UNSC was of view that UNSC was not the right forum for such issues and it should be discussed bilaterally.” “The informal closed door meeting concluded without any outcome. Pakistam’s desperate measures to peddle baseless allegation, and present and alarming scenario, it lacked any credibility,” Raveesh Kumar said.
MEA spokesperson also said that “We hope the message has gone loud and clear to Pakistan that if at all there’s any matter between India and Pakistan that needs to be discussed, it should be done bilaterally. Pakistan has a choice to avoid this global embarrassment by refraining from such acts in future.”
Meanwhile, he said that “In our view, China should seriously reflect on this global consensus, draw the proper lessons and refrain from taking such action in the future.”
While speaking about the speculations over US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, Raveesh said, “Speculations have been made on this since months. When PM Modi met US President Trump, he had invited him to India. Both the countries are in contact over this. We will share with you as and when we get concrete information.”
Furthermore, he said that “It is now a public knowledge that India will be hosting the SCO council of heads of govt meeting later this year. The meeting is held annually at the Prime Minister’s level and it discusses the SCO’s program & multilateral economic & trade co-operation.”
“As per the established practice & procedure within SCO all 8 members of SCO, as well as 4 observer states & other international dialogue partners will be invited to attend the meeting,” he added.