China on Friday turned down US President Donald Trump's offer to mediate between India and China to end their fresh border standoff, stating the two countries does not need the intervention of a "third party" to settle their differences.
In a surprise move,Donald Trump on Wednesday volunteered to "mediate" the raging border dispute between India and China, stating he was "ready, willing and able" to soothe the tensions, amid the continuing standoff between the armies of the two Asian giants.
Responding for the first time to the US president's offer, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian stated that, the two countries did not want the "intervention" from a third party to resolve the current military standoff.
'Between China and India we have existing border-related mechanisms and communication channels', Zhao stated in a media briefing where when asked about Trump's offer.
'We are capable of properly resolving the issues between us through dialogue and consultation. We do not need the intervention of the third party', he stated.
"We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute. Thank you!" Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday.