Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in a statement on Friday said that it is upto India to decide its position on the South China Sea issue.
“It is up to India what position it has to take,” he said in response to a question on whether China was seeking Indian government’s support on the issue.
Wang, who is on a three-day visit to India to review security arrangements ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the state for the upcoming BRICS summit to be held in October, arrived in Goa on Friday morning.
The minister will hold a meeting with the Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar on the sidelines of the BRICS summit.
He is also likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday.