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China and India Hold the Meeting of Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on Border Affairs

2020/06/24

On June 24, 2020, Director-General of the Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Hong Liang and Joint Secretary of the East Asia Division of the Ministry of External Affairs Naveen Srivastava of India co-chaired the Meeting of Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on China-India Border Affairs. Representatives from both countries' departments related to diplomacy, national defense and immigration attended the meeting.

Both sides had candid and in-depth exchanges of views on the recent developments in the China-India border areas, and expressed that the two sides will earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the two Foreign Ministers during their telephone talks on June 17, and actively cooperate with the militaries of the two countries to implement the outcomes of the two rounds of commander-level talks on June 6 and June 22, and step up communication and coordination through military and diplomatic channels in a bid to peacefully solve the related issues in the border areas through bilateral dialogue and consultation. Both sides agreed to strictly abide by the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries and a series of agreements signed by the two sides and further strengthen confidence-building measures in the military field so as to jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border areas.

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