Srinagar: China not attending the G20 meeting in Srinagar does not make any difference and it is their loss, not India’s, Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday.
“That (China not attending the meeting) does not make any difference. China not coming is China’s loss, not India’s,” Singh said.
On holding the G20 event in Kashmir, Singh said different venues will give an idea to the delegates about the places they visit.
“We are not a small, homogeneous nation like some countries in Europe. We are a diverse country,” the Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office added.
A day earlier, Singh said Kashmir has undergone a change and “common people on the streets of Srinagar want to move on. They have lost two generations (due to militancy).”
Reportedly, over five countries including China, Turkey, Oman, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia skipped the G20 summit in Kashmir.