BEIJING: China has said there is no need for a third party to mediate between China and India in an ongoing border dispute when asked about US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate.
The comment was made by Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian during a daily briefing on Friday.
China’s statement came after Donald Trump on Wednesday offered to “mediate or arbitrate” the raging border dispute between India and China, saying he was “ready, willing and able to mediate” between India and China.
Earlier, China said, “China-India border area situation is overall stable and controllable.”
On Wednesday Chinese Ambassador to India, Sun Weidong said, “We should never let differences overshadow our relations. We should resolve differences through communication. China and India should be good neighbours of harmonious coexistence and good partners to move forward hand in hand.”