On August 20, 2020, Hong Liang, Director of the Department of Boundary and Maritime Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Naveen Srivastava, Joint Secretary of the East Asia Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India, co-chaired the 18th meeting of the China-India Border Affairs Consultation and Coordination Mechanism by video. Representatives from the foreign affairs, defense, immigration and other departments of the two countries participated.
The two sides reviewed the recent situation in the China-India border area, positively evaluated the progress made in the disengagement of the front-line forces of the two countries, and exchanged views on remaining issues on the ground frankly and in-depth, enhancing mutual understanding. The two sides agreed to earnestly implement the consensus reached by the Foreign Ministers and Special Representatives of the two countries on border issues, continue to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, promote further relaxation and cooling of the Sino-Indian border situation, properly handle remaining issues on the ground, and jointly maintain peace and tranquility in the border area. .