PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Wuhan in April. (File)
- China's envoy to India said his country "cannot stand another Doklam"
- He also pitched a trilateral summit between India, China and Pakistan
- The idea, said the envoy, had come from "some Indian friends"
China's envoy to India today said his country "cannot stand another Doklam incident" and also pitched a trilateral summit between India, China and Pakistan on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO.
"We cannot stand another Doklam, we need to control, manage, narrow differences through expanding cooperation. The boundary question was left over by history. We need to find a mutual acceptable solution through Special Representatives," said Ambassador Luo Zhaohui, speaking at a seminar in Delhi.
The idea for a trilateral summit, said the envoy, had come from "some Indian friends". "Maybe not now, but in the future, that is the great idea," he said. The foreign ministry is yet to respond to the statements.
''Some Indian friends suggested that India, China and Pakistan may have some kind of trilateral summit on the sidelines of SCO. So, if China, Russia and Mongolia can have a trilateral summit, then why not India, China and Pakistan?'' he said.
Mr Luo stressed on "5Cs" to help promote India-China ties - communication, cooperation, contacts, coordination and control.
In April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Wuhan to discuss bilateral issues and narrow down the differences between two Asian giants.
They later met on the sidelines of the SCO and decided that the second round of informal meeting will be held in India next year.
Mr Luo said the relationship between China and India is "multifaceted and complicated, calling for special care and attention."
Against the backdrop of "anti-globalization and rising protectionism", it was India and China against the pressure of established powers, said the envoy.
"We should coordinate our positions and also explore ways to be with each other,'' he said.
Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a 73-day stand-off at the Doklam tri-junction of India, Bhutan and China last year.