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India, China Discuss “Complete Disengagement” Along LAC In Fresh Border Talks

The MEA said on Thursday that the 29th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs had taken place and that there was a thorough discussion between the two sides about how to accomplish “complete disengagement” and settle the outstanding issues along the LAC.
It said in a statement that the important meeting took place in Beijing on March 27.

“The two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on how to achieve complete disengagement and resolve the remaining issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector of India-China border areas,” said the MEA.

Joint Secretary (East Asia) from the MEA led the Indian delegation. The Chinese delegation was led by Director General of the Boundary and Oceanic Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the statement said.

“In the interim, both sides agreed to maintain regular contact through diplomatic and military channels and on the need to uphold peace and tranquility on the ground in the border areas in accordance with existing bilateral agreements and protocols,” said the statement. On November 30, of last year, the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs held its 28th meeting.

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