Congress asks Modi Govt to condemn China’s Trilateral proposal

New Delhi, June 18 : The Congress party on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to condemn the proposal suggested by Chinese envoy to India of initiating a trilateral summit comprising of China, India and Pakistan and said that New Delhi and Islamabad will resolve their issues bilaterally.

Making it clear that no third party is required to resolve issues between India  and Pakistan,Congress leader Manish Tewari said: “We hope the government of India will also condemn his statement. Our stand has been that issues between India and Pakistan be solved bilaterally.”

Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui on Monday said at an event in New Delhi that “some Indian friends” had suggested a trilateral summit comprising India, China and Pakistan would be a “very constructive” idea. Leaders of China, Russia and Mongolia hold a similar meet, he noted.

“This is a proposal suggested by some Indian friends and it is a very a good and constructive idea. Maybe not now, but in the future, that is the great idea.”

 

Speaking at a seminar, titled “Beyond Wuhan: How Far and Fast Can China-India Relations Go” in New Delhi, Zhaohui appealed for a joint effort to maintain peace along the border, and said, “We cannot stand another Doka La incident.”

Luo further emphasised on 5Cs- communication, cooperation, contacts, coordination and control that can help promote China-India relations.

He also urged India to make a joint effort with China to maintain peace along the border.
Addressing the boundary issue, he said the matter will be taken up during the Special Representatives’ Meeting in Beijing this year.
“The Chinese Defence Minister, Minister for Public Security will visit India. Special Representatives’ Meeting on Boundary Question will be held in Beijing this year. The two foreign ministers will co-chair the 1st meeting of high-level people-to-people & cultural exchange mechanism,” Luo tweeted.

He concluded by encouraging cultural exchange mechanism in fields of movie, sports, tourism, museum, youth.”China will continue to promote religious exchanges, arrange pilgrims by Indian Yatris to Kailash Manasarovar in China’s Tibet,” he added.

Envoy said India and China are neighbours and they cannot be moved away and Strategic communications, meetings and dialogues are important. What’s equally important is to implement the consensus, transmit the leaders’ personal friendship down to the people, and take more concrete actions. The Qingdao meeting has shown the right direction.”

 

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