4th June 2020 : 17:31 IST
“On border-related issues, there have been sound mechanisms and channels of communication between China and India, and the two sides are capable of properly resolving relevant issues through dialogue and consultation. There is no need for any third party to intervene,” China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said rejecting the need for a “third party” intervention in the ongoing China-India border friction, a day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly discussed the matter, among other issues, with U.S. President Donald Trump during a phone conversation.
China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian also said that, “At present, the overall situation in the China-India border areas is stable and controllable,”. Zhao’s remarks came after the Indian Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Tuesday said in a statement that Modi and Trump discussed the “situation on the India-China border.”
UPDATE : 6th June 2020 : 10:45 IST
Senior Indo-China Diplomats held talks ahead of military-level dialogue
The talks between the senior Indo-China Diplomats were held through video conference. The two sides were represented by Naveen Srivastava, Joint Secretary (East Asia) in MEA, who represented India and Wu Jianghao, Director General in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs represented China. Later on today evening, the Lieutenant General-level dialogue to resolve the month-long bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh is scheduled.