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UN chief hopes that tensions on the border between India and China can be reduced through dialogue | India News


UNITED NATIONS: Amid a recent clash between Indian and Chinese troops along the border in Sikkim, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres hopes that the tensions that exist between the two countries can be reduced through dialogue, said a spokesman for the UN chief.
Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a clash in the high-altitude Naku La region in northern Sikkim on January 20, an incident described by the Indian army on Monday as a “minor clash”.
In a statement, the Indian army said that local commanders resolved the confrontation according to established protocols.
“Just to say that we hope that, through dialogue, the tensions that may exist along the border can be reduced,” Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary general, said at Monday’s daily press conference.
Dujarric was responding to a question on whether the UN Secretariat or the Secretary General have any comment on the “new border clashes between India and China.”

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