China has said that the situation should be improved by giving proper place to the border dispute in bilateral relations with India.
According to the Indian newspaper Hindustan Times, Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Gong said during a meeting with his counterpart Jaishankar in New Delhi that “in bilateral relations, we should give proper place to the border issue and lead to the normalization of the situation on the border.” Should.’
On Friday, the Chinese Foreign Office said in a statement regarding the meeting held on Thursday, “Both sides should implement the issues agreed between the leaders, continue discussions, resolve differences and as soon as possible.” We should move forward by promoting improvement in bilateral relations.
According to the statement, Foreign Minister Chen Gang said that China is ready to promote cooperation with India in various fields, start direct flights as soon as possible and increase people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.
It should be noted that due to the Corona epidemic, the series of direct flights between India and China has been suspended since March 2020.
China has recently lifted the restrictions related to Corona and restored flights to Bangladesh and Pakistan, but still closed to India.
Due to the tense situation between the two countries, the flights have not been restored till now.
Since the January 2020 incident in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, relations between India and China have been cold. 20 Indian and four Chinese soldiers were killed in the clashes between the forces of the two countries on the Line of Actual Control.
According to Indian media, in the meeting held on Thursday, the Indian Foreign Minister explained to his Chinese counterpart New Delhi’s position on the border dispute in clear words.
Foreign Minister Jaishankar told the media after the meeting that during the 45-minute long meeting, most of the discussion was devoted to the current situation between the two countries, which in his view is not normal.