'Area of Arunachal being negotiated'
China's envoy to India claims "some area" of the northeastern state is being negotiated between the two countries.india Updated: Dec 11, 2006 04:20 IST
After kicking off a row with his controversial remarks about territorial claim over Arunachal Pradesh, Beijing's envoy to India, Sun Yaxi, on Sunday night claimed "some area" of the northeastern state was being negotiated between the two countries.
Talking to the media in Chandigarh, he said some area in Arunachal Pradesh was being "negotiated" between the two countries.
Claiming that the border area between India and China was "not demarcated", Sun said "only a mutually acceptable solution" was the sole solution to resolve border dispute between the two neighbours.
"All border issues must be resolved through friendly consultations and mutually acceptable solution," he said adding border issues should not come in the way further strengthening bilateral ties.
Pointing out that eight rounds of talks had already taken place between India and China on the border issue, the envoy said "five rounds of confabulations have produced good guiding principles to settle the border issue."
He stressed on confidence-building measures between the two countries to resolve border issue amicably.
Sun also stressed the need for allowing of more commodities to be traded through Nathula pass in Sikkim.
Pointing out that over 100 commodities were now being traded between India and China, he said China was ready for having trade with India in textile, chemicals and pharmaceuticals fields.
Sun said around 40 Chinese companies had taken up projects in India including that of infrastructure development.
"Chinese companies are setting up around six to seven power generation stations across India," he said.