The Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi has decided to skip his visit to India. Instead, he will be visiting Pakistan.
Yi was scheduled to visit New Delhi on September 9-10 for talks with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
Yi will be in Islamabad on Saturday for the Pakistan-Afghanistan-China trilateral meeting and will leave for Nepal on Sunday.
The reason behind this decision is said to be “scheduling constraints” from the host nation which is why they requested for the meeting to be rescheduled.
He was traveling to India to discuss Modi government’s recent decision to remove J&K’s special status which was not well accepted by Beijing.
India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited China to have talks with Wang Yi assuring him that this decision will not raise any additional territorial claims in the Aksi Chin area and that the Chinese concerns in this regard were misplaced.
The issue (Aksai Chin) came up in terms of when they were referring to what they thought the impact of Article 370 was going to be and how it could impact India-China boundary talks.
I told them that it does not change the international boundaries or the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China and the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan.
I conveyed our position to him which was that we maintain our international boundary according to our map. -Jaishankar
We have now to see how the talks between Pakistan, China, and Afghanistan go over the weekend.
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