New Delhi: China has ‘firmly opposed’ Union home minister Amit Shah’s travel to Arunachal on Thurday on the occasion of statehood day, saying that it violated Beijing’s “territorial sovereignty and sabotaged political mutual trust”.
The country claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of south Tibet and it has routinely objected to Indian leaders visiting the Northeastern state to highlight its claim over it.
Shah is in Arunachal to attend the 34th Statehood Day function and launch a number of projects related to industry and roads.
According to reports, China’s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that China’s position on the eastern sector of the China-India boundary, or the southern part of China’s Tibet region, is consistent and clear.
He also added that the Chinese government has never recognised the so-called ‘Arunachal Pradesh’ and is firmly opposed opposed to Shah’s visit to the southern part of China’s Tibet region as it violated relevant bilateral agreement.