EXTRACTS FROM MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (MOFA) REGULAR PRESS CONFERENCE
Tass News Agency: There’s some news that Indian defense minister Singh will meet today with his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe in Moscow during some SCO events. Reportedly they will discuss the situation in the Indian-Chinese border. Can you confirm the news and give us some details of this meeting?
Hua Chunying: I am not aware of that. I would refer you to China’s Ministry of National Defense.
On issues left over from history and existing problems regarding the China-India boundary, we always believe that a fair and reasonable solution acceptable to both sides should be found through peaceful and friendly consultations. China and India are in close communication through diplomatic and military channels over the recent developments in the border areas. We hope to properly resolve relevant issues with India through consultations, so as to jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border areas. It will meet the interests of both peoples.