Should quickly disengage, say Jaishankar-Wang in joint statement on border row: Read full statement

Both India and China agreed to continue communications through the Special Representatives mechanism, and the meetings of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on border affairs will also continue.
Indian foreign minister S Jaishankar with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.(PTI file photo)
Indian foreign minister S Jaishankar with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 04:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Posted by Shivani Kumar

H.E. Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India met H.E. Wang Yi, State Councillor and Foreign Minister of China on 10thSeptember in Moscow on the side-lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting. Both Ministers had a frank and constructive discussion on the developments in the India-China border areas as well as on India-China relations and agreed as follows:

Also read: India, China reach 5-point consensus on easing border tensions at Jaishankar-Wang meet

1. The two Ministers agreed that both sides should take guidance from the series of consensus of the leaders on developing India-China relations, including not allowing differences to become disputes.

2. The two Foreign Ministers agreed that the current situation in the border areas is not in the interest of either side. They agreed therefore that the border troops of both sides should continue their dialogue, quickly disengage, maintain proper distance and ease tensions.

3. The two Ministers agreed that both sides shall abide by all the existing agreements and protocol on China-India boundary affairs, maintain peace and tranquillity in the border areas and avoid any action that could escalate matters.

4. The two sides also agreed to continue to have dialogue and communication through the Special Representative mechanism on the India-China boundary question. They also agreed in this context that the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China border affairs (WMCC), should also continue its meetings.

5. The Ministers agreed that as the situation eases, the two sides should expedite work to conclude new Confidence Building Measures to maintain and enhance peace and tranquillity in the border areas.

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