China’s ambassador to India Sun Weidong dubbed the Galwan Valley clash that left 20 Indian soldiers dead an “unfortunate incident” that neither China nor India “would like to see”.
Sun also said that the violent clash that has soured relations between the two neighbours, was “a brief moment from the perspective of history”.
The Chinese envoy made the remarks at a China-India Youth Webinar held on August 18. However, the transcript of his speech was uploaded online only on Tuesday.
Ambassador Weidong was addressing a forum of Sinologists, scholars, teachers and students on the issue of ‘Respect and Understand Each Other to Build a Bridge of People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges Between China and India’
During the address, he stressed that the 70-year-old ties between India and China should not be “disturbed by one thing at a time”.