‘Indo-China boundary resolution to take time’

China said a fair solution on boundary dispute cannot be achieved "over night" and will "take time".

Beijing: Ahead of the crucial Sino-Indian
Special Representative talks on boundary dispute, China on Monday said a fair solution cannot be achieved "over night" and will
"take time".

Pending the resolution, both countries in the meantime
should ensure peace at the borders, Chinese Foreign Ministry,
Spokesman Liu Weimin told a media briefing here today while
answering a question on Special Representatives talks.

"The boundary issue is left over by history and the two
sides are striving for a fair and rational resolution through
cooperation and relevant political guidelines have been
adopted by both sides years ago", Liu said.
He added, "We also believe that the resolution can not be
achieved over night and it will take time.

"Pending the resolution of the boundary issue we should
try to maintain tranquillity of the border areas and do not
let it affect the larger picture of bilateral relations", he
said.

About the dates for the talks, he said both countries are
in touch and "clear information" would be provided very soon.
Officials say that talk between National Security Advisor,
Shivshankar Menon and his Chinese counterpart Dai Bingguo are
likely to be held in New Delhi on Nov 28 and 29.

Liu said the two countries stepped up exchanges this year
to improve relations as it was designated as year of
exchanges.

"I would like to stress that this year also marks the year
of exchanges between India and China and the two countries
have taken a lot measures to enhance mutual understanding and
mutual beneficial cooperation", he said.

PTI

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