New Delhi: Chinese ambassador to India Sun Weidong expressed his on the Sino-India border dispute and said that there is a legacy of history, during an online interaction with Indian youth leaders on June 8. Sun also added that the question about boundary should be kept in the right place when it comes to the bilateral ties.
During his online address, the Chinese ambassador to India also said that India and China should cooperate and not confront each other, and work closely to resolve the issues on the border through dialogue and consultation.
“It is normal for countries to have differences. Border disputes are a legacy of history and should be placed in the right place in bilateral relations,” Sun said.
He also added that Beijing believes in sorting out border disputes through dialogue and consultation.
“At the same time, our determination to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests is unwavering. China and India should respect each other, treat each other equally, engage in dialogue and consultation, and properly resolve their differences to find a solution acceptable to both sides,” Sun said.
On Tuesday, the Chinese envoy was interacting at an online interaction with the youth leaders of India.
Sun also said that China and India should not confront and actually cooperate with each other and concentrate on finding ways to ways of reviving the current pandemic-struck economy.
The Chinese ambassador to India’s remarks to the Indian youth come in the backdrop of the ongoing friction along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
He also took to Twitter later and said, “Delighted to have an online dialogue with representatives from Confederation of Young Leaders and students & faculty from Indian universities, sharing stories with them to “Understand China’s Development, Keep Faith in Cooperation””.
Delighted to have an online dialogue with representatives from Confederation of Young Leaders and students & faculty from Indian universities, sharing stories with them to "Understand China's Development, Keep Faith in Cooperation”. Pls read the full text: https://t.co/kzs2BxlEnD pic.twitter.com/nGrvmf6uDN
— Sun Weidong (@China_Amb_India) June 9, 2021
Expressing his thoughts on the external affairs minister S Jaishankar in late February, Wang Yi – state councillor and foreign minister – had also commented that the border dispute between China and India is a reality and should be taken seriously.
Furthermore, it should also be placed at an appropriate position in bilateral ties.