Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Chinese troops had not crossed the Sino-Indian border line of actual control

By | April 24, 2013

April 24 In response to the issue that India has asked China to withdraw the army from “cross the line”, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a routine press conference of the 24th that Chinese border guards had not crossed the line of actual control by even one step.

A reporter asked, the Indian side has asked China to withdraw the army which had “crossed the line”. What is the comment from the China side?

Hua Chunying stressed that Chinese border guards have been in strict compliance with the agreement reached by the two countries to respect and observe the line of actual control of the border areas, the Chinese army only performed normal patrol, and had not crossed the line of actual control by even one step.

Hua Chunying said that India has established the Sino-Indian border affairs consultation and coordination mechanisms, communication channels are open. To maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas is the important consensus reached between the two sides, in line with the fundamental interests of both sides. China is willing to make joint efforts with India to properly handle the border-related events through existing mechanisms, and to create favorable conditions for the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations.

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