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India rejects Chinese proposal for trilateral summit, says India Pak matters cannot involve third party

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India has turned down a Chinese proposal for a trilateral summit of Pakistan-China-India for sorting out differences between Pakistan and India, reported Scroll.

The Ministry of External Affairs of the said that the matters concerning the relationship of Islamabad and New Delhi ‘cannot’ involve any third party.

The proposal had come from Chinese ambassador in India Luo Zhaohui’s while referring to suggestion by some “Indian Friends.” Luo Zhaohui’s had earlier been Chinese ambassador in Pakistan and viewed as most senior Chinese diplomat.

Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday reacted to Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui’s suggestion of a trilateral summit comprising Pakistan, China and India.

The Chinese envoy said at an event in New Delhi that “some Indian friends” had suggested a trilateral summit comprising Pakistan, China and India would be a “very constructive” idea

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The Press Trust of India reported that the Chinese government had not approached the Indians with a formal offer in this regard.

“We have seen reports on comments made by the Chinese ambassador in this matter. We have not received any such suggestion from the Chinese government,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

 

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