UN chief Antonio Guterres (File photo)
NEW DELHI: After another border face-off between India and China, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for the two countries to dial down tensions through dialogue.
"Only to say that we hope that, through dialogue, the tensions that may exist along the border could be dialled down," Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said at a news briefing.
Dujarric was responding to a question on whether the UN Secretariat or the Secretary General had any comment on the "renewed India-China border clashes".
Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a clash in the high-altitude Naku La region in North Sikkim on January 20, an incident described by the Indian Army on Monday as a "minor face-off".
In a statement, the Indian Army said the face-off was resolved by local commanders as per established protocols. Chinese authorities though have denied any knowledge about the incident claiming that the PLA didn't have any record of the clash.