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China, India agree to ease border tension

By Zhou Jin | China Daily | Updated: 2020-06-24 07:31
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian. [Photo/fmprc.gov.cn]

China and India have agreed to take measures to ease tensions along the border area at commander-level talks between the militaries of the two sides, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

超达策略配资The commanders reached the agreement on Monday in their first meeting since a clash between Chinese and Indian troops at the border area in the Galwan Valley on June 15. This is also the second commander-level dialogue between the two nations since they have been locked in border tension since May. The first dialogue was held on June 6.

超达策略配资Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a daily news briefing that the two sides "had a frank and in-depth exchange of views on the prominent issues" on border control and agreed to take necessary measures to cool down the situation.

Both countries also agreed to maintain dialogue and work together to promote peace and tranquillity in the border area, he said.

超达策略配资The meeting has shown that China and India hope to manage their differences and de-escalate tension through negotiation, he added.

超达策略配资Zhao denied speculation in media reports that said at least 40 Chinese troops had died in the June 15 clash, saying "it is false information".

超达策略配资In another development on Tuesday, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on China, Russia and India to correctly face and properly handle the sensitive factors in bilateral relations and maintain the overall situation of their ties.

超达策略配资He made the remark in a videoconference of foreign ministers from the three countries.

超达策略配资China also supports Russia's hosting of a trilateral defense ministers' meeting to improve security cooperation among the three nations, Wang said.

"New Delhi and Beijing have shown commitment to a peaceful resolution. They started meetings at the level of defense officers and foreign ministers and neither has made any statement to indicate either will pursue nondiplomatic solutions," Asian News International quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying.

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