The Chinese foreign minister began a two-day visit of Pakistan on Tuesday.
He addressed the opening ceremony of the session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
“This is the first time for China’s foreign minister to participate in the OIC-CFM meeting. It fully demonstrates the sincere desire of China and the Islamic world to strengthen exchange and cooperation, and will surely lift our relations to a new level,” Wang said in his address at the meeting on Tuesday.
His visit to Pakistan and Chinese foreign minister remarks backing OIC stand on Kashmir is matter of worry to India ..
“We reject the uncalled reference to India by the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his speech at the opening ceremony,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said,
In response to Wang’s reference to Jammu and Kashmir in his speech at the OIC meeting.
Bagchi was responding to media queries on the comments by Wang. “On Kashmir, we have heard again today the calls of many of our Islamic friends. And China shares the same hope,” Wang said at the OIC meeting in Islamabad.
Bagchi said matters related to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are “entirely” internal affairs of India.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said other countries including China have no locus standi to comment on Jammu and
Kashmir and should note that India refrains from public judgement of their internal issues.
India on Wednesday rejected as uncalled for Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s comments referring to Jammu and Kashmir at a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Islamabad, amid contacts between the two sides over a possible visit by him to New Delhi this week.
“Other countries including China have no locus standi to comment. They should note that India refrains from public judgement of their internal issues,” he said.