China calls for trilateral meeting with India and Pakistan, says ‘we cannot stand another Doka La incident’

Days after Chinese premier Xi Jinping met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the SCO Summit in Qingdao and accepted his invitation to visit India for an informal meeting in 2019, China proposed a trilateral summit to settle boundary issues between India and Pakistan.
“Some Indian friends suggested that India, China, and Pakistan may have some kind of trilateral summit on the sidelines of the SCO. So, if China, Russia, and Mongolia can have a trilateral summit, then why not India, China, and Pakistan,” Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui was quoted as saying by ANI.Speaking at a seminar, titled “Beyond Wuhan: How Far and Fast Can China-India Relations Go” in New Delhi, Zhaohui appealed for a joint effort to maintain peace along the border, and said, “We cannot stand another Doka La incident.”He also praised Modi’s remarks at the Shangri-La Dialogue. At the conference, Modi had said that Asia and the world will have a better future when India and China work together with trust and confidence while being sensitive to each other’s interests.“Modi made a speech in Shangri-La which sent a positive message to China. In Qingdao, the two leaders agreed to hold a second round of informal summit next year.