China and India Hold the 18th Meeting of Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on Border Affairs
2020/08/20

On August 20, 2020, Director-General of the Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China Hong Liang and Joint Secretary of the East Asia Division of the Ministry of External Affairs of India Naveen Srivastava co-chaired the 18th meeting of Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on China-India Border Affairs through video link. Representatives from both countries' authorities of foreign affairs, national defense and immigration attended the meeting.

The two sides reviewed the recent situation in the border areas between China and India, positively evaluated the progress made in the disengagement of the front-line forces of the two countries, exchanged candid and in-depth views on the remaining issues on the ground, and enhanced mutual understanding. The two sides agreed to conscientiously implement the consensus reached between the two foreign ministers and the Special Representatives on China-India boundary question, continue to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, further cool down the border situation, properly handle the remaining issues on the ground, and jointly maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas.

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