The Third Meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on China-India Border Affairs Held in New Delhi
2013/07/24

The 3rd Meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs was held at New Delhi on 23-24 July, 2013. The Chinese delegation was headed by Mr. Ouyang Yujing, Director-General of the Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs of Chinese Foreign Ministry while the Indian delegation was led by Mr. Guatam Bambawali, Joint Secretary of East Asia Division of Ministry of External Affairs. Representatives from the Foreign and Defense Ministries of both sides attended the meeting.

The Meeting was held in a friendly, candid and constructive atmosphere. The two sides gave a positive evaluation on the peace and stability in the border areas since the last meeting and fully affirmed the important role played by the working mechanism. The two sides had an in-depth discussion on measures to improve the functioning of the working mechanism and to further promote peace and tranquility in the border areas. The meeting achieved positive progress. Both sides reiterated that before final solution to the boundary question, they will jointly maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas, and will continue to contribute to it through dialogue and consultation.

During the meeting, the Chinese delegation also called on Indian Foreign Secretary Mr. Ranjan Mathai.

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