India, China agree to manage borders affairs in accordance with guidance of political leaders

The 12th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs was held at Chengdu in Sichuan province of China  on Thursday.

The talks were led by Pranay Verma, Joint Secretary (East Asia) in the Ministry of External Affairs and by Mr Yi Xianliang, Director General, Department of Boundary and Oceanic Affairs, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Both sides reviewed the situation along the India-China border areas. They discussed ways to effectively manage border areas in accordance with the strategic guidance provided by the leaders of the two countries at the Wuhan Summit and explored various confidence building measures with a view to further enhance mutual trust and understanding, an MEA statement said.

The Indian side emphasized that peace and tranquility in the India-China border areas is an important prerequisite for smooth development of their bilateral relations.

The WMCC was established in 2012 as an institutional mechanism for consultation and coordination for management of India-China border areas, as well as to exchange views on strengthening communication and cooperation, including between their border security personnel.

The two sides agreed to hold the next meeting of the WMCC at a mutually convenient time.

 

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