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India and China stress the need to work to restore peace and tranquility in the border areas

Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang-yi stressed the need to make progress towards resolving the outstanding issues so that peace and tranquility can be restored in the border areas.

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement issued in this regard that the two ministers met on the sidelines of the twenty-first summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, and agreed on the need for military and diplomatic officials from both sides to meet again and to continue discussions between them to resolve outstanding issues in the Ladakh region. The issue of the dispute between the two sides as soon as possible.

The statement stated that the two ministers exchanged views on the situation in this region, in addition to global developments.

The Indian Foreign Ministry said that Minister Jaishankar touched on the last meeting that was held between the two sides on July 14, during which the two sides made some progress towards resolving the remaining issues regarding the region, however there are still some outstanding issues that need to be reached, and it is necessary to work In order to ensure a solution to it.

The statement pointed out that the Indian minister stressed that the two countries should strive to establish a relationship on the basis of mutual respect, and that China should avoid looking at bilateral relations from the perspective of its relations with third countries.

The statement of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs indicated that the two ministers agreed to continue communication between them.