China on Friday said that there was no need for a third party to mediate between China and India. The statement comes after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate over the ongoing border issue between India and China.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian stated that the two countries are capable of resolving the issues through dialogue and consultation. As per the Reuters, the Spokesman Zhao Lijian said that India and China do not favour any “intervention” from a third party to resolve the current logjam.
While briefing about Donald Trump’s offer, Zhao said that “Between China and India, we have existing border-related mechanisms and communication channels.”
The US President had said that “We have a big conflict going on between India & China, 2 countries with 1.4 billion people & very powerful militaries. India is not happy & probably China is not happy, I did speak to PM Modi, he is not in a good mood about what’s going on with China.”
He had also said that “If they (India and China) thought it would help if I were the mediator or arbitrator, I would do that.” Likewise, India’s Ministry of External Affairs had also made it clear that India is in touch with China through the established mechanisms and diplomatic contacts.