Journal : Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Date : Author : NA Page No. : NA

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson’s Regular Press Conference March 31, 2017

Q: The Dalai Lama is going to visit Arunachal Pradesh next week. Has China already protested to the Indian authorities?

A: We would like to express serious concern on relevant developments. China’s position on the issue of the eastern part of China-India borders is clear-cut and consistent. The Dalai group has long engaged in anti-China and separatist activities and made its disgraceful performance on the border issues between China and India. India is very clear about the seriousness of issues related to the 14th Dalai Lama and the sensitivity of its border issues with China. Under such circumstances, India still invites the 14th Dalai Lama to visit disputed areas of China-India borders. This will gravely damage the peace and stability of the border regions between China and India and China-India relations.

China firmly opposes the 14th Dalai Lama’s visit to areas where China and India have territorial disputes and has stated our concerns to India for multiple times. We again urge India to stick to its political commitment on Tibet-related issues and our important consensus on border issues, not to make any move that could further complicate the border issues, and not to give the group of the 14th Dalai Lama a stage to carry out anti-China and separatist activities, so that we can maintain the healthy and steady growth of China-India relations.


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