Journal : MInistry of Foreign Affairs Press Briefing Date : Author : NA Page No. : NA

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Ministers Wang Yi and Indian Foreign Ministers Jaishankar held a bilateral meeting in Moscow on September 10, 2020 local time. The two Foreign Ministers frankly and constructively discussed the development of China-India border situation and China-India relations.1. The two Foreign Ministers agreed that the two sides should follow the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries on the development of China-India relations, including on not allowing the differences between the two countries to rise into disputes.

2. The Foreign Ministers of the two countries believe that the current situation in the border area is not in the interests of both sides. The border defense forces of the two countries should continue dialogue, disengage contact as soon as possible, maintain the necessary distance, and ease the situation on the ground.

3. The two Foreign Ministers believe that the two sides should abide by existing border affairs agreements and regulations, maintain peace and tranquility in the border area, and avoid any actions that may escalate the situation.

4. The two sides agreed to continue to maintain communication through the China-India Special Representatives for  border issues meeting mechanism, and continue to conduct consultations through the China-India Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on border affairs.

5. The two Foreign Ministers agreed that as the situation eases, the two sides should expedite the completion of new mutual trust-building measures to maintain and enhance peace and tranquility in the border area.

(N.B. Ready and rough translation only; the authorised text can be seen in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs press release here)

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