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Pakistan Drops Out of SCO Meet After India Objects to Incorrect Map

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati
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After India objected to Pakistan’s use of maps that depicted Kashmir as its territory, Pakistan pulled out of a meeting of military medical professionals organized by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Tuesday.

The delegation from Islamabad sought to portray a map that included Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) territory as part of Pakistan at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) that was sponsored by the Institute of Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA), a New Delhi-based think tank.

While India objected to it, the Pakistani delegation pulled out of the meeting.

Pakistani delegation attended on March 14 in several SCO line meetings virtually. Pakistan delegation attended the “Energy Ministers meeting, Shared Buddhist heritage and risk mitigation, and disaster resilient infrastructure in Delhi. 

Moreover, the Pakistani delegation has attended several other SCO meetings virtually, such as on March 17 on Tourism.

However, geopolitical issues, particularly Kashmir and others, have prevented the two neighboring countries from having close diplomatic relations within the past seven decades.

In addition, the issue of terrorism also affected the relations between the two sides, as India has accused Pakistan of supporting militants against India. However, Pakistan rejects the allegations.

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