The 22nd round of the India-China Special Representatives dialogue on the border issue will take place in New Delhi sometime in September. Dates for the meeting between Doval and Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi are tentative so far and should be confirmed shortly.
The foreign ministers dialogue on August 11-13 in Beijing and the Special Representative talks are precursors to the October 11-12 informal summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in India and Varanasi could play the host according to reports in Hindustan Times.
Senior Chinese diplomats according to HT report states that Beijing was very serious about getting the boundary issues resolved with both India and Bhutan.
The trust factor between New Delhi and Beijing took a hit after China, joined by the United Kingdom, supported Pakistan at United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Monday against New Delhi’s revocation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.
Indian External affairs minister S Jaishankar had made it very clear to Wang that both countries should be sensitive to each other’s core concerns. “If Beijing wants India to support One China that includes Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong, then it also must support One India,” said a top official.