China and India Hold the 22nd Meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination on Border Affairs

On June 25, 2021, Director-General of the Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of China Hong Liang and Additional Secretary of the East Asia Division of the Ministry of External Affairs of India Naveen Srivastava co-chaired the 22nd Meeting of Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on China-India Border Affairs via video link. Representatives from departments of foreign affairs, national defense and migration of both countries attended the meeting.

The two sides had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on the boundary question and bilateral relations, and agreed to consolidate the disengagement progress of the border troops of the two countries and properly settle the remaining issues in the western sector of the China-India boundary in accordance with the consensus reached by the two foreign ministers. The two sides will remain committed to further easing the border situation, avoiding relapse and jointly maintaining peace and tranquility in the border areas. The two sides agreed to continue to maintain high-level diplomatic communication to further provide important guidance for properly handling China-India border situation, and actively prepare for the 12th round of Senior Commanders Meeting of which the specific date and arrangement to be finalised through the border hotline at the earliest.

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