Ahead of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping in China on his three-day visit starting May 14, Beijing has underlined that the boundary dispute can’t be resolved overnight as the issue has been carried over since history.
Referring to the long-standing boundary question that has shadowed ties between the two Asian giants, Hua Chunying, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, said, “The early resolution of the boundary questions meets the aspiration of people from both sides and we all know that boundary question is a leftover from history, and it cannot be resolved overnight.”
The spokesperson appreciated Mr Modi’s initiative aimed at an early resolution of the issues and said that China was looking forward for the Indian prime minister’s visit. The boundary issue is a contentious one, and it can only be resolved through discussions. Both countries have vowed to resolve the boundary conflict, and they have made great progress in that regard, added Hua.
Hua stressed on China’s willingness to carry on talks with India to strive for amicable and reasonable settlement of the issue. The two countries will make joint efforts in maintaining peace and tranquility in the region. The spokesperson emphasised that Mr Modi’s visit to China was significant, as it will further boost bilateral relations between the two Asian giants.
The boundary issue is expected to figure in discussions between Mr Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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