Dr S. Jaishankar’s statement about border dispute before meeting Chinese foreign minister

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New Delhi: The dispute with China has been described by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar as a ‘very serious’ situation. On Monday, before leaving for Moscow, the Foreign Minister said that the situation on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is very serious and there is a need for in-depth dialogue at the political level to resolve the matter.

Jaishankar will call on Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Moscow. In such a situation, he has already made China aware of India’s stand. The foreign minister will take part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Russia.

Can’t tell right now
External Affairs Minister Jaishankar further said that without peace on the border, the relationship of the two countries cannot remain cordial. In response to the question, what message will he give to his Chinese counterpart? The Foreign Minister said that I cannot tell what I will say to him, but my emphasis will be on finding solutions through peace.

China is paying attention to previous agreements
S Jaishankar, referring to the agreements between the two countries on border management since 1993, said that China should keep all previous agreements in the mind. The circumstances that have arisen in the present time are very serious. Especially since May, the situation on the LAC is quite serious and there is a need for in-depth dialogue at the political level to resolve the matter.

Defence Minister warned
Jaishankar is scheduled to meet the Chinese foreign minister on September 10, in addition to the SCO foreign ministers meeting in Moscow. Earlier, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also met the Chinese counterpart. The Defence Minister had told China in clear terms that India knows how to respond to all its evil acts. He said that India is in favour of good relations with all countries, but it should not be considered its weakness. He is committed to protecting his integrity and sovereignty at any cost.

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