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

    On December 18, 2020, Director-General of the Department of Boundary and Oceanic 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 20th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on Border Affairs via videolink. 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, agreed to earnestly implement the five-point consensus reached between the foreign ministers of both countries at the Moscow meeting, focused on the disengagement of front-line troops,and take concrete measures to deal with the issues on the ground to further deescalate the border situation. The two sides spoke highly of the outcomes of the 8th round of Senior Commanders Meeting,agreed to continue dialogue and consultation via diplomatic and military channels, hold the 9th round of Senior Commanders Meeting as soon as possible,properly deal with the outstanding issues on the ground, and jointly maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas.

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