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China and India Hold 20th Meeting of Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination on India-China Border Affairs

2020/12/18

On December 18, 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 Indian Ministry of External Affairs Naveen Srivastava co-chaired the 20th Meeting of Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination on India-China Border Affairs. Representatives from both countries' departments related to diplomacy, national defense, and migration attended the meeting.

The two sides had candid and in-depth exchange of views on the situation along the Line of Actual Control in the China-India border areas, and agreed to earnestly implement the five-point consensus reached by the foreign ministers of both countries in Moscow, focus on disengagement of front-line troops, and take effective measures to deal with the issues on the ground, so as to further de-escalate the border situation. Both sides spoke highly of the outcomes of the 8th round of Senior Commanders Meeting, and agreed to continue dialogue and consultation via diplomatic and military channels, hold the 9th round of Senior Commanders Meeting at an early date for properly dealing with the outstanding issues on the ground, and jointly maintaining peace and tranquility in the border areas.

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