China and India Hold the 21st Round of Meeting of Working Mechanism for Consultation and Cooperation on Border Affairs
2021-03-12 21:51

On March 12, 2021, Director-General of the Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Hong Liang and Additional Secretary of the East Asia Division of the Ministry of External Affairs of India Naveen Srivastava co-chaired the 21st round of meeting of Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on border affairs via videolink. Representatives from both countries' departments related to diplomacy, national defense and immigration attended the meeting.

The two sides appraised the disengagement of the front-line troops of both countries in the Bangong Lake area, and had candid and in-depth exchange of views on promoting the resolution of other issues in the China-India border areas. Both sides agreed to implement the five-point consensus reached by the Foreign Ministers at the Moscow meeting and the spirit of the phone conversation between them on February 25, to stabilize and control the border situation and avoid relapse. The two sides agreed to continue dialogue and communication via diplomatic and military channels, hold the next round of Senior Commanders Meeting at an early time to further de-escalate the situation on the ground, and jointly maintain the hard-earned peace and tranquility in the border areas.

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