Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 25
Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong on Tuesday mentioned his nation’s primary overseas coverage in direction of India stays unchanged.
“We hope to put the boundary question at an appropriate place in bilateral relations and push bilateral relations back on track at an early date,” mentioned the envoy throughout an try at delicate energy diplomacy by addressing Indian students, academics and college students of Chinese language at a webinar.
The envoy instructed three causes for his assertion. Besides the frequent want for tranquillity to permit each nations to develop and a historical past of excessive degree bilateral engagements, Sun drew solace from the truth that either side have been presently working to correctly deal with an “unfortunate incident” that occurred within the border areas.
The Chinese Ambassador wished either side to take a long-term perspective as an alternative of being centered on “a brief moment from the perspective of history” which was his time period for the Galwan Valley conflict that claimed the lives of 20 Indian troopers.
Sun was a part of the Chinese crew that had accompanied then Prime Minister Atal Vajpayee 17 years in the past to the White Horse Temple in Luoyang, Henan Province. The 2,000-year-old temple was the primary official temple after Buddhism unfold eastward from India to China. In 2010, he accompanied then President Pratibha Patil to the temple for its inauguration after being renovated in Indian type.