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India to boycott  “Belt, Road” forum
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India to boycott  “Belt, Road” forum

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India on Wednesday signalled that it will boycott China's second Belt and Road Forum for a second time, saying no country can participate in an initiative that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity.

India had boycotted the first Belt and Road Forum (BRF) in 2017 after protesting to Beijing over the controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which is being laid through the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir overriding New Delhi's sovereignty concerns.

The Chinese Foreign Minister, Mr. Wang Yi, said recently that next month China plans to hold a much bigger, second BRF which will also be attended by the Pakistan Prime Minster, Mr. Imran Khan.