India and China agree to reduce tension on border
Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi have agreed to continue dialogue.
New Delhi: India and China have agreed to work quickly on the border to reduce tensions and confidence-building measures. Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi have agreed to continue dialogue. This would help reduce tensions at the border as soon as possible.
Two leaders discussed it during a meeting on Thursday on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meet in Moscow, Russia.
In a joint statement issued after the meeting that lasted for about two and a half hours, the two sides agreed that differences should not be allowed to become a dispute and that both countries should seek guidance from the consensus of leaders on developing India-China relations.
The joint statement said that the two Foreign Ministers held a ‘frank and constructive discussion’ on the developments in the India-China border areas and India-China relations.
The two Foreign Ministers agreed that the current situation in the border areas is not in the interest of either party and that both sides are obliged to follow all agreements and protocols in matters relating to the China-India border.
Both the leaders agreed on taking measures to keep peace in the border areas and avoid anything that can escalate tensions.
Both sides have agreed to continue dialogue meetings on the Indo-China border points through a system of special messengers.