The absence of Pakistan from “High level Dialogue on Global Development” virtual meeting remained the talk of town since June 24, 2022. The meeting was held on June 24, 2022, in which more than 12 non-BRICS countries participated in this meeting. In a press release issued by Pakistan’s Foreign Office, it has been confirmed that Pakistan’s invitation was blocked by a BRICS member country.
“China being the host country engaged with Pakistan prior to the BRICS meetings, where decisions are taken after consultations with all BRICS members, including extending invitation to non-members. Regrettably, one-member blocked Pakistan’s participation”, the statement reads.