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China and India Hold the 19th Meeting of Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination Mechanism on Border Affairs

2020/09/30

On September 30, 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 19th meeting of Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on border affairs via videolink. Representatives from both countries' departments related to diplomacy and national defense attended the meeting.

Both sides frankly and deeply exchanged views on the situation in the areas of line of actual control on China-India border. They agreed to earnestly implement the five-point consensuses reached by the foreign ministers of both sides at the Moscow meeting, strictly abide by the border affair agreement and treaty signed between the two countries, take concrete measures to de-escalate tensions in the border region, and avoid any action that may cause more complex result. Both sides affirmed the outcomes of the 6th round of Military Commander-level Talks, and agreed to continue dialogue and consultation via diplomatic and military channels so as to hold the 7th round of Military Commander-level Talks as soon as possible, properly deal with the outstanding issues on the ground, and jointly maintain peace and tranquility in the border region.

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