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China protests Modi's Arunachal visit, says don't complicate border dispute

Foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang urged India to cherish the hard-won momentum of improvements in bilateral relations and create enabling conditions for the boundary talks

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

PM Modi in Tripura
Photo: ANI

today voiced its "firm opposition" to the visit of to which it claims as part of South and said it would lodge a diplomatic protest with

"China's position on the China-boundary question is consistent and clear-cut," said Chinese in response to reports that Modi visited today.

"The has never recognised the so-called and is firmly opposed to the Indian leader's visit to the disputed area," Geng was quoted as saying by state-run

"We will lodge stern representations with the Indian side," he said.

Geng said that and had reached important consensus on properly managing disputes, and the two sides were working to resolve the territorial disputes through negotiation and consultation.

"The Chinese side urges the Indian side to honour its commitment and abide by the relevant consensus, and refrain from taking any action that may complicate the boundary question," Geng said.

He urged India to cherish the hard-won momentum of improvements in bilateral relations and create enabling conditions for the boundary talks and the development of bilateral relations.

routinely protest visits of Indian leaders to Arunachal Pradesh and reiterates its claims over it.

First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 16:55 IST
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