In a significant diplomatic win, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) acknowledged Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) as part of India in a G20 video, dealing a blow to Pakistan. The map in the video depicted PoK as a crucial segment of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor, symbolizing a diplomatic endorsement of India’s territorial sovereignty.
Following the multi-nation summit held recently in New Delhi, UAE’s Deputy Prime Minister Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan shared a G20 video that portrayed PoK as an integral part of India.
This representation of PoK on the map as an essential component of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor signifies a diplomatic gesture supporting India’s territorial integrity.
Pakistan has persistently claimed rights over this region, making the UAE Deputy Prime Minister’s decision to share the G20 video depicting PoK as part of Indian territory a significant slight. Consistent with India’s stance, it asserts that PoK is an indispensable part of India.The G20 Summit in New Delhi marked the initiation of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor, aimed at enhancing trade and collaboration among the member nations. With PoK now recognized as part of this strategic initiative, this corridor holds immense promise for establishing economic ties between India, the Middle East, and Europe.
As part of this agreement, nations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor to boost economic growth through improved connectivity. This corridor is expected to facilitate economic integration across Asia, the Arabian Gulf, and Europe.
On September 12, former Indian Army chief and current Union Minister General VK Singh (Retd.) stated that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir would eventually merge with India. He expressed confidence that PoK would voluntarily join India in due course.