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India-China Vow To Maintain Peace and Tranquillity at the Sino-Indo Border

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China and India made some constructive and operable recommendations during the just concluded 21st round of border talks to move forward to negotiate an early solution to the dispute and to maintain peace and tranquillity at the borders, the Chinese Foreign Ministry stated.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi – the designated Special Representatives (SRs) of the two countries – held the border talks at Dujiangyan near Chengdu in southwestern Sichuan province on November 24.

Official statements, issued by both sides at the end of talks last Saturday, spoke of advancing the dialogue process to find a solution to the border issue.

A statement issued by the Indian Embassy here said both sides resolved to “intensify” their efforts to achieve a “fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable” solution to the vexed boundary question at an early date.

A Chinese Foreign Ministry statement also said: “both sides will continue to advance the negotiation process of the special representatives’ mechanism; strive for an early settlement of the boundary question”.

Elaborating on the outcome of the talks, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a media briefing here on Monday that some concrete suggestions have been made at the talks for expediting the solution.

“I want to highlight that the two sides on the issue of moving forward the border negotiations and on ensuring peace and stability and border cooperation, made some constructive, operable and forward-looking suggestions. It can be said that in many areas the two sides share the common understanding,” Geng said.

The two sides agreed to authorise the bilateral Working Mechanism on Consultation and Coordination for Border Affairs, which periodically meets to deal with issues arising between the two militaries along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) to hold “early harvest consultations to work agreements, he said.

The India-China border dispute covers 3,488-km-long LAC. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet.

This was the first round of talks for Wang, who is also the Foreign Minister after he succeeded State Councillor Yang Jiechi earlier this year. Wang has become the state councillor, a rank higher than the foreign minister in the Chinese government’s hierarchy.

Geng said the meeting was held in a “very good atmosphere. The two sides had a good talk. The two sides reached many forward-looking, operable and workable conclusions.”

Replying to a question on plans by both sides to intensify efforts to find a solution to the border dispute, Geng said, “I want to emphasise that after the Wuhan summit between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the bilateral relations have made very positive progress and reached a new stage of development.”

“Under the current international circumstances, the strategic importance of bilateral relations is more prominent. So the two sides will follow the guidance of the two state leaders’ enhance strategic communication and political mutual trust,” he said.

Also, the two sides will work together to ensure peace and tranquillity of the border areas and move forward the settlement process of the border question, he said.

The last round of talks, held in New Delhi between Doval and Yang, took place in the backdrop of the 73-day standoff between the two militaries at Doklam over Chinese army’s plan to build a road close to India’s strategic ‘Chicken’s Neck’ corridor connecting the north-eastern states. The standoff ended after the People’s Liberation Army halted the plans to build the road.

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