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Pakistan conveys reservations to OIC over invite to Sushma Swaraj

IANS  |  Islamabad 

on Thursday said it has conveyed reservations over Indian Sushma Swaraj's presence at the upcoming (OIC) meeting in the UAE in the wake of rising tensions between the two neighbours.

has been invited for the very first time to attend the Foreign Ministers' conclave in in March where will be the "guest of honour".

"is neither a member of OIC nor an observer. The host country had invited the Indian as a guest I have spoken to the and apprised him of Pakistan's reservations," Foreign Minister was quoted as saying by Geo News.

"I told him that he should have spoken to us before inviting (Sushma) Swaraj," he said, adding that he was not hesitant to meet his Indian counterpart, but OIC was not the forum for talks with her.

had on Wednesday said that he will not attend the OIC meet due to his Indian counterpart's presence.

Talking about the OIC's invitation to the Indian Foreign Minister, Muslim League (Nawaz) said the body should have "condemned India's brutality in instead of inviting them as a guest of honour".

"This is not acceptable to us," he was quoted as saying by Dawn newspaper.



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First Published: Thu, February 28 2019. 19:56 IST