Lavrov assessed the situation on the border of India and China
India and China do not need the assistance of Russia or other countries to resolve tensions on the border, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"We have such a goal has never been to help India and China to develop bilateral relations. India and China are able to decide to consider any problems that arise in the relationship between them and problems arise between any of the countries, including, of course, and neighbors," said the Minister during a press conference after talks of the foreign Ministers of RIC.
"I don't think India and China need some help, some assistance, specially designed to help them specifically arising dispute or specifically raised the situation somehow to settle," - said Lavrov.
Lavrov noted that once there was a border incident, meetings were held and the military command on the ground, contacts of Ministers of foreign Affairs. "I understand that these contacts continue today, and none of the parties did not make any statements which speak to the lack of willingness to negotiate on the basis of generally acceptable approaches. We, of course, strongly expect that this will continue", - he stressed.
An incident between Chinese and Indian military took place in the evening of June 15 in the region of the valley Galvan in Ladakh. According to the Chinese military, on the border, the Indian military is in breach, and again breached the line of actual control, deliberately carried out a provocative attack that has led to fierce collision, was wounded and killed. Chinese foreign Ministry protested and made a presentation of India in connection with a new incident on the border. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of India stated that the collision occurred as a result of efforts of the Chinese side to unilaterally change the consensus to respect the line of actual control in the valley Galvan.
Later, the foreign Ministers of China and India in a telephone conversation agreed as soon as possible to reduce tensions on the border.
Between China and India has a long-standing territorial dispute about the ownership of the plot of the mountainous area in the North of Kashmir, and almost 60 thousand square kilometres in the North-Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The line of actual control passes into the region of Ladakh. In the fall of 1962, the dispute escalated into a border war. In 1993 and 1996, China and India signed the agreement on maintaining peace in the disputed areas.