China had this to say on trilateral India China Pakistan meeting

China, on the other hand, clarified that on the need for strengthening of dialogue between New Delhi and Islamabad to improve mutual trust

Days after the Chinese envoy to India mentioned the need for trilateral meeting between India, China and Pakistan, China has distanced itself from its envoy’s comments.

The whole idea came to being after Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui on Monday endorsed the idea of trilateral cooperation between India, China and Pakistan under the aegis of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

China, on the other hand, clarified that on the need for strengthening of dialogue between New Delhi and Islamabad to improve mutual trust.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, when asked about Mr Luo’s comments, said both India and Pakistan are China’s friends and neighbours.

The spokesperson added of China’s hopes that India, Pakistan can strengthen their dialogue to improve mutual trust in their bilateral relations.

The Chinese envoy to India had also said that bilateral ties between India and China can’t take the strain of another Doklam like episode.

In response to queries on the comments made by Luo, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said: “We have seen reports on comments made by the Chinese ambassador in this matter. We have not received any such suggestion from the Chinese government”.

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