China’s attitude was reduced, the ambassador said – not anti, both countries become partners

China’s attitude was reduced, the ambassador said – not anti, both countries become partners

July 10, 2020 Off By Vishnu Mahanand

The tension between India-China in the border dispute between East China and Ladakh is gradually decreasing. Meanwhile, the Chinese ambassador to India has said that both countries should resolve the border dispute through negotiations. Chinese ambassador Sun Widong made this remark in a nearly 18-minute video posted on the Chinese embassy’s YouTube channel. 

The Chinese ambassador said that India and China should be partners rather than rivals. He said, ‘China and India have had friendly relations for more than two thousand years. I have noticed that in recent times there has been tension in both countries over the border issue.

Sun Widong issued a statement saying that the question of the borders of the two countries is sensitive and complex. We need to find appropriate solutions through equal consultation and peaceful dialogue.

Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong issues statement over India-China border issue. “The boundary question left over by history, is sensitive and complicated. We need to find a fair & reasonable solution mutually acceptable through equal consultation & peaceful negotiation.

The Ambassador said that India and China need to build trust through mutual respect and treat each other equally. He said that both sides needed to accommodate ‘mutual core interests’ and major concerns. 

He said, ‘On July 5, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and India’s National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval spoke on the Indo-China border issue over the telephone. During this time both sides agreed to peace on the border. Apart from this, top military officials are also in talks to reduce the ground tension.

The ambassador’s statement focused on five key points. It said that India and China should be partners rather than rivals. Both countries need peace, rather than confrontation. Instead of coming face to face, both countries want peace. Also, instead of bringing doubt, there is a need to build trust.

Sun Widong also referred to the violent clash that took place on June 15 in the Galvan valley in eastern Ladakh. Widong said the incident caused many casualties in the Galvan Valley. He said, “This was an incident which neither India wants to see nor China wants to see.”