China warns India against complicating border disputes

China warns India against complicating border disputes

BEIJING: China on Monday objected to President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying India should refrain from 'complicating' the border 'dispute' when bilateral relations are at a 'crucial moment'.

"The Chinese government never acknowledged the so-called Arunachal Pradesh and our position on the border issue is consistent and clear," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told the media when asked about President Kovind's visit to Arunachal, which China claims as 'southern Tibet'.

Both countries are "in the process of settling this issue through negotiation and consultation and seek to reach to a fair and reasonable solution acceptable to all", he added.

Pending final settlement all parties should work for peace and tranquillity, Lu further said, as per PTI.

The President arrived in Arunachal Pradesh on a four-day tour of the Northeast and attended the valedictory function organised at the Indira Gandhi Park to mark 40 years of the Vivekananda Kendra.

Later, he also inaugurated the new Assembly building and addressed the legislators at a special Session.