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Pangong pushback to help build mutual trust: Chinese envoy | India News


NEW DELHI: China’s Ambassador Sun Weidong has said that Pangong Tso’s withdrawal was conducive to building mutual trust and further alleviating the situation on the ground, even when he criticized the Quad as cliquey behavior.
Sun also called for intensifying communication, saying that the border dispute could only be resolved through dialogue and negotiations and that an incident like the deadly Galwan crash last year should not be repeated.
At the recent Quad summit, Sun said that building small circles in the name of multilateralism was just “group policy.”
India had urged China last week to accelerate the disengagement in other areas also in eastern Ladakh after the settlement of Pangong Tso. The government had said that this would lead to de-escalation and create conditions for the progress of the bilateral relationship.
“In this context (the Pangong disconnection), we must implement the consensus reached by the two leaders and strictly comply with existing agreements, intensify dialogue and communication, and improve border control and management mechanisms to facilitate, stabilize and control even plus the border situation. , avoid relapses and jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border areas, ”Sun said even as he reiterated that the“ successes and errors ”of last year’s border outbreak were clear. Sun’s comments came from a conversation with Sudheendra Kulkarni, who was in Vajpayee’s PMO and later got into a fight with BJP.
“The lesson from last year’s border incident is profound and such an incident should not be repeated,” he added.
In the Quad, Sun said selective multilateralism was not the right choice. “True multilateralism means defending the international system centered on the UN and the international order based on international law. It means openness and inclusion instead of closeness and exclusion, ”he added.

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