China opposes President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh

President of India Ram Nath Kovind

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China has firmly opposed President of India Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Arunachal terming Arunachal Pradesh as ‘a disputed area’ on the India-China border. China Daily has reported this on Monday quoting Chinese official press agency, Xinhua.
Urging India to refrain from moves that complicate boundary issues, and work with China to create conditions for talks, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made the comment when asked about Indian President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday.
China’s stance on the issue of the China-India border is consistent and clear, Lu said at a daily press briefing.
The two countries have been resolving border issues via negotiation so as to seek a fair and reasonable solution that can be accepted by both sides, he said.
Lu said China hopes India can work with it to protect the overall relationship, refrain from moves that complicate boundary issues, and create favorable conditions for talks and the healthy development of bilateral ties.

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