| New Delhi |
Published: July 4, 2020 2:45:50 am
Japan on Friday came out in support of India and said that it “opposes any unilateral attempts to change the status quo” at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The statement was issued after Japan’s Ambassador to India Satoshi Suzuki met Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, and was briefed on the situation on the border with China.
“Had a good talk with FS Shringla. Appreciated his briefing on the situation along LAC, including GOI’s policy to pursue peaceful resolution. Japan also hopes for peaceful resolution through dialogues. Japan opposes any unilateral attempts to change the status quo,” Suzuki posted on Twitter.
On June 19, Suzuki had tweeted Japan’s “deepest condolences to the people of India and to the families of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty at Galwan (on June 15)”. A day previously, Japanese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ohtaka Masato had said that Japan was “closely monitoring the situation (on the border), as it may have an impact on regional stability”, and that the “Government of Japan hopes that this situation will be resolved peacefully…